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SeagrassSoundings focuses on the work that scientists and managers are doing to protect, preserve, study, restore and monitor seagrass in Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dissapearing eelgrass

This recent article from Martha's Vineyard Gazette underscores the importance of improving water quality in our coastal embayments before eelgrass can be restored.  Water quality improvements are not glamorous and they are very costly, but without clearer water eelgrass won't grow.  Again and again we are hearing about failed eelgrass restoration due to poor water quality (including mucky sediments and high amounts of smothering macroalgae which can both be a result of poor water quality).

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