eelgrass


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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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Around this time, both Collins (1B92) and Townsend (1893) reported increased encroachment of eelgrass into oyster beds.
This study aims to establish a relationship between juvenile fish populations in eelgrass beds and eelgrass robustness.
Their conclusion stated that the circles were formed due to the patterns of the growth of the eelgrass that radiates in its surrounding.
Investigating biologists then concluded that the circles consisted of eelgrass plants growing on the bottom of the shallow water.
There was the guy who decided to propose in the glowing eelgrass, the family who showed up with a crying 8-year-old and left with him shrieking about the best day of his life, and the elderly couple who capsized almost directly off the dock and later wrote a thank-you letter for the soaking.
Spiny and short-snouted seahorses are our native species and live in eelgrass in Studland Bay, Dorset.
Experiments with eelgrass meadows in shallow inlets on the west coast of Sweden are now showing that climate change can exacerbate the negative effects of losing sensitive species, and that the insurance effect of biodiversity may be weaker than what we typically assume.
The alternatives examined for the salt pond included: the no action plan; constructing a sedimentation basin; planting eelgrass on the shoal and constructing a sedimentation basin; dredging the shoal, planting eelgrass, and constructing the basin.
Dredging also may affect rare aquatic sites within the river estuary, including sand flats and eelgrass beds, which are critical to the overall health of the estuary because they help stabilize shorelines from tidal action and provide habitat to invertebrates and many species of fish.