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NOAA Photo Library Image - line0764

Horned pondweed - Zannichellia palustrus - growth usually peaks in June and begins covering the beaches. Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) provides food and habitat for a wide variety of biota, but has been in serious decline for the last several decades.

Image ID: line0764, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Photo Date: 1999 June 27
Photographer: Mary Hollinger, NODC biologist, NOAA

Category: Coastline/Chesapeake Bay Maryland/

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