July 25, 2017

Eelgrass on Decline in Narragansett Bay, Coastal Ponds

KINGSTON, R.I. — Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal waters and salt ponds provides nursery habitat for shellfish and finfish, while also dampening wave energy, stabilizing sediments, and serving as an indicator of clean water.

Read this article from ecoRI News at  https://www.ecori.org/narragansett-bay/2017/7/18/eelgrass-on-decline-in-narragansett-bay-coastal-ponds