Florida’s seagrass beds are vital marine ecosystems, providing food, habitat and nursery areas for numerous species, shellfish, manatees and sea turtles. Research staff provides resource managers with data necessary to make effective decisions about the preservation, management and restoration of seagrass communities.
This section contains articles providing general information about
seagrasses, such as a glossary of terms, additional links, seagrass
biology and ecology, and answers to your most frequently asked
To successfully protect Florida's seagrasses, FWRI staff members
work on many different types of aquatic vegetation-related
projects. Some of FWRI's current biological research, monitoring,
and mapping projects are described in this section.
This section contains selected seagrass-related documents that are
available for download.