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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Conservation moorings as a tool to minimize boating impacts to eelgrass: Observations from Massachusetts  Presented at the Restore America's Estuaries conference in Washington DC, November 1-6

L. Berry Engler, K. Uiterwyk, T. Evans

 A few highlights from the presentation:

Mooring scars in eelgrass meadow. 2014.  LightHawk flight

Gear costs  from 2014 installation in West Falmouth, MA and

Eco- Mooring

Helix Anchor 1 ½” sq. sharft 8’long w/ 8” & 10” helices $469

Eco Mooring Rode $500

Eco Mooring Misc. Shackles & Chain $222

Installation  Cost $800

Total for one eco-mooring $1,991

Diver measuring eelgrass scar


Eco-mooring installed

1 comment:

  1. Nice Job Tay et al. How about getting an article in the Gloucester Times and Salem News?