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NOAA Photo Library Image - r0023823

A tray of eelgrass turf and plugs ready for transplant. Eelgrass, Zostera marina contributes substantially to the health of coastal ecosystems. Eelgrass meadows provide shelter and spawning habitat for fish and shellfish and the living blades or leaves provide food for waterfowl like brant and Canada Geese. And eelgrass is a critical element of the Bay's detrital food web.

Image ID: r0023823, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Rhode Island, Dutch Harbor
Photo Date: June 1997
Credit: NOAA Restoration Center, Louise Kane

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