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Seagrass is a valuable nearshore resource. Seagrass provides critical habitat for a number of marine and estuarine animals, it enhances sediment stabilization and improves water quality. In recent years, there has been a significant decline in the distribution of the common eelgrass - Zostera marina Linnaeus. The purpose of this website is to further our knowledge and understanding of Z. marina and its importance to our marine ecosystem.

Website created and all images taken by Jessica Smith

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ZooBot Quarter 2008

Friday Harbor Laboratories

University of Washington