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.