Seagrass is not only important for fishers, but also for farmers. Watermelons are an important agricultural commodity in North Malaita, and the watermelons from Lau are famous for being the sweetest in the country. Farmers collect seagrass on the beach and use it to improve the soil fertility of their gardens. This leads to bigger and sweeter melons.
A dugong leaves a trail of bare sand after feeding on seagrass. This is called a "dugong trail."
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