March 29, 2017

Seagrasses

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  • Flowering marine plants
  • About 60 species, found on all continents except Antarctica, shallow water, and soft sediment

-Macroalgae-also called “seaweed”

-Seagrass and seaweed are NOT the same thing

-Not all algae is planktonic

Why might we care about seagrass loss?

  • Stabilize sediments, prevent erosion
  • Improve water clarity
  • REALLY productive
  • Nursery habitat for important species

What could be contributing to seagrass decline?

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