North & South Rivers Watershed Association

Eelgrass as an Ecological Indicator

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center

Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series.
Kathryn Ford, MA Division of Marine Fisheries; Fisheries Habitat Program Leader

Eelgrass is the rainforest of the coast. A perennial flowering plant, it adds structural complexity and promotes sediment stability in our waters. A 2017 study to assess eelgrass loss in Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth Bays included aerial mapping of growth, field work and a look at the trends leading up to the loss. Learn more about the decline and recommendations to encourage future growth.

 

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