Enhancing the "Unobtrusive Charisma" of Long Island's seagrass ecosystems one post at a time...
What is Seagrass? Seagrassn: "Rooted submerged marine or estuarine macrophytes of several species. Habitats created by seagrass meadows are among the most diverse and productive estuarine environments." (NOAA) On LI eelgrass (Zostera marina) is the dominant species and the focus of our work. -ChrisP
I am currently the Eelgrass Program Manager at CCE in Southold. I began working for Cornell 19 years ago. My original work focused on salt marsh restoration and ecology, but in '94 I began to work with eelgrass. Since that time we have built a considerable restoration and monitoring program. Current work involves refining site selection criteria and developing labor-saving planting methods for use in local waters and throughout the World.