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Completed Projects

Learn about past, completed research on Florida's seagrass habitats, including restoration and monitoring methods.



A Comparison of Mechanical and Manual Seagrass Planting Techniques at Three Sites in Tampa Bay

Until recently, seagrass restoration was accomplished by labor-intensive, hand-planting methods. Mechanical installation may speed the seagrass planting process and, potentially, allow habitat restoration at a lower cost.

Pools and Fluxes of Nutrients in Florida Bay Sediments

This article discusses a project designed to determine the if there are links between sediment nutrients and Florida Bay phytoplankton blooms.

Seagrass Light Monitoring Network for Florida Bay

The Seagrass Light Monitoring Network for Florida Bay is participating in a long-term effort to measure sunlight available to seagrass at sites throughout Florida Bay.

Seagrass Recovery

Learn about seagrass recovery.


FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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