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Loss of coastal seagrass habitat accelerating globally

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Staff | June 29, 2009
First comprehensive analysis shows 58% of seagrass meadows in decline
An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The team has compiled and analyzed the first comprehensive global assessment of seagrass observations and found that [...]

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Coastal Bays Seagrasses Up Slightly in 2008

June 9th, 2009 · No Comments

by Cathy Wazniak | June 4, 2009
Underwater seagrass abundance in Maryland and Virginia’s coastal bays increased by 17 percent last year, from 9,319 acres in 2007 to 10,916 acres in 2008. While this increase may be a sign that the 3 year downward trend may have halted, it is still one of the lowest acreages [...]

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Researchers create interactive map of bay grasses

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

by David Malmquist | June 4, 2009
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have created an interactive map that allows web users to see the coverage of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
The tool, created using Google Maps™ by researchers in the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) program at VIMS, is designed [...]

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Orth to highlight success in seagrass restoration

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

by David Malmquist | May 6, 2009
Professor Robert Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will present a public talk on his team’s success in ongoing efforts to restore underwater grasses to the seaside lagoons of Virginia’s Eastern Shore during the International Marine Conservation Congress in Washington, D.C. on May 20th.
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Encouraging news on Bay grasses

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

by Travis Loop & David Malmquist | April 29, 2009
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual bay grass monitoring program shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased by 18 percent last year, from 64,917 acres in 2007 to 76,861 acres in 2008. This is the fourth largest total acreage of bay [...]

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