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Study shows Bay clean up helps boost underwater grasses

July 28th, 2010 by admin · No Comments

by David Malmquist | July 28, 2010

Nutrient inputs, especially nitrogen, remain primary challenge

A major new study comparing water quality and coverage of underwater grasses throughout Chesapeake Bay from 1984 to 2006 shows a clear link between the abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and levels of nitrogen in Bay waters. When nitrogen levels rise, SAV coverage decreases. When nitrogen levels fall, SAV meadows expand.
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