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Bald eagle on seagrass bed

A bald eagle rests on seagrass beds exposed by low tide.

Sea turtle

Green turtles graze upon turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum).

Sea star

A Bahamian sea star in a meadow of turtle grass.

Sea urchin

Sea urchins on turtle grass.

Bonnethead shark

Bonnethead shark swimming over seagrasses.

Turtle grass

Turtle grass

Manatee grass

Manatee grass (Syringodium filiforme)

Johnson's seagrass

Johnson's seagrass (Halophila johnsonii)

Star grass

Star grass (Halophila engelmannii)

Shoal grass

Shoal grass (Halodule wrightii)

Camouflaged sea horse in seagrass

This dwarf seahorse blends effectively along a bed of macroalgae and holding onto a blade of manatee grass.

Yellow spotted sting ray

A yellow spotted sting ray hides in turtle grass.

Scallop in seagrass bed

Scallops are an important recreational species that relies on seagrasses.

Sponges and manatee grass

Sponges and manatee grass.

French angelfish and jackknife

Despite heavy algal growth, a French angel and jackknife shelter in a seagrass bed. 


Aerial view of propeller scars. 

Propeller scar

Underwater view of a propeller scar
Photo: Harold Hudson

Propeller scar

When the root systems are broken and there is a depression greater than 20 cm, the scar needs to be filled in.


A blowout created by a boat motor.

Propscar aerial

The channel and prop scars from boats leaving the channel are easily visible from the air.
Photo: Amy Massey

Bird stakes

Shallow seagrass scars can often be restored by placing bird stakes along the scars to recruit birds.

Diver in seagrass

Measuring the depth of a propeller scar helps managers determine the best type of restoration.

Measuring seagrass

Quadrats are used at each station to ensure that the same area is being measured.

Close up of seagrass in quad

A close-up view of seagrass blades in the quadrat.

Measuring seagrass blades

Measuring seagrass blades within a quadrat.

Last updated: November 07, 2016

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