Seagrass – Mapping and Monitoring

Seagrasses are recognized as one of the most important habitats within the Loxahatchee River estuary and the Indian River Lagoon. Seagrasses play a critical role in providing sediment stabilization, nutrient cycling, detridal food sources, and nursery grounds for many recreational and commercially important fisheries. The main objective of this work is to document the density, distribution and species composition of seagrasses found within the Loxahatchee River and the southernmost portion of the Indian River Lagoon. This work is instrumental for environmental management efforts, such as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. These reports document the spatial and temporal variation of the seagrass in the Loxahatchee River Estuary and the distribution of seagrass species mapped with landscape scale monitoring.

Seagrass

Seagrass

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