eelgrass


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Related to eelgrass: Zostera marina

eelgrass

An organic material composed of a dried grass-like sea plant; fabricated as a blanket, usually enclosed by kraft paper; the resulting enclosed air spaces provide resistance to heat flow; has been used as a thermal insulator.
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Characteristics of the eelgrass stand and standalone shoots shown for different time periods and depths in the four studied areas in 2005 ([+ or -] SD is given where appropriate).
This substance is considered a poison to the eelgrass and can also gather up in big amounts, eventually looking like a huge seabed.
We have studied the mud that accumulates among the eelgrass plants and we can see that the mud contains a substance that is toxic to eelgrass", Holmer and Borum said.
Soon we're floating in beds of eelgrass, where the lightest touch of the water sends swirls of blue and green around the kayaks.
This is thought to be due partly to eutrophication, which favours mats of filamentous "nuisance" algae which shade and suffocate the eelgrass, and partly to the loss of cod, which has resulted in a huge increase in numbers of smaller predatory fish.
Macroalgal canopies contribute to eelgrass (Zostera marina) decline in temperate estuarine ecosystems.
Eelgrass plots with more genetic diversity tended to regrow to their former density faster, she and Stachowicz reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.
Brant are currently exhibiting a northward shift from their primary wintering areas in Baja California that appears related to changes in the availability and abundance of eelgrass (Zostera marina), their primary food during the nonbreeding season (Ward et al.
Hidden in the murky waters, green turtles take sanctuary among the eelgrass beds.
is one of a small genus of widely distributed seagrasses, all commonly called eelgrass (Fig.
Hurricane Irma (September 2017) spared the lake the kind of whiplash attributable to hurricanes Jeanne and Frances in 2004, leaving intact the bulrush, eelgrass, peppergrass and other vital plants that support the food web.