Latest Seagrass Stories
According to fossil records, which date back 50 million years ago, multiple species of seacow once existed together.
Mediterranean seagrass meadows contain genetically identical clones up to 15 kilometers apart, suggesting that these organisms must be thousands to tens of thousands of years old.
Australian scientists have reconstructed the past six thousand years in estuary sedimentation records to look for changes in plant and algae abundance.
The world's coastal marine ecosystems are being overlooked, both in terms of their ecological importance and their potential as a rallying point for conservation.
A team of 21 researchers from 11 nations, including professor Robert "JJ" Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has completed the first-ever study of the risk of extinction for individual seagrass species around the world.
As part of the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) that has followed the Deepwater BP oil spill, federal and state partners have reached an agreement with BP to begin a new effort to restore submerged aquatic vegetation that was damaged by response vessels and activities.
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Results of a five-year monitoring effort to repair seagrass damaged in a boat grounding incident suggest that restoration techniques such as replanting seagrass can speed recovery time.
A major new study that sounds a conservation alarm for the worldâ€™s vertebrate species notes that the worldâ€™s seagrass species are faring somewhat better, says a University of New Hampshire researcher who was a coauthor of the study.
The Slender sea star (Astropecten spinulosus), is a species of starfish in the Astropectinidae family. It is found only in the Mediterranean Sea, spending much of its life on sandy, muddy or gravelly seabed in areas very rich in algae from 3.5 to 165 feet deep. Its favorite seabed meadows are Mediterranean Tapeweed (Posidonia oceanica) and Little Neptune Grass (Cymodocea nodosa). The common name Sea Star is a generic term given to other members of this genus as well. This sea star spends...
The Rusty Carpetshark (Parascyllium ferrugineum) is a species of fish in the family Parascylliidae. It is found off the southern coast of Australia, between latitudes 31Â° S and 41Â° S. They are typically found in water at depths between 15 and 500 feet. It occurs on beds of algae on reefs or seagrass, and also hides in rocky caves and ledges during the day. The Carpetshark grows to about 31.5 inches long. The mouth is in front of the eyes. It is gray-brown in color with an unclear...
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