News tagged with seagrasses

Seagrass restoration paying off for eastern shore

Seagrasses are crucial to the health of shallow coastal marine environments, in Virginia and worldwide. Seagrass meadows provide habitat and serve as nursery and feeding grounds to a diverse range of sea creatures – crustaceans, ...

dateOct 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Grunter's life choices chronicled in fisheries study

Research into populations of the western striped grunter (Pelates octolineatus) on the lower west coast shows the species has a highly seasonal growth pattern and migrate between coastal and estuarine environments depending ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Bugs and slugs ideal houseguests for seagrass health

Marine "bugs and slugs" make ideal houseguests for valuable seagrass ecosystems. They gobble up algae that could smother the seagrass, keeping the habitat clean and healthy. That's according to results from an unprecedented ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Ecology
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Solving the seagrass mystery

The waters of the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protection Area (IPA), 160km north of Broome, are paradise for seagrass: warm water, lots of light and a pristine, protected environment means these seagrasses grow fast, so why are ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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