Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Roadblocks to Seagrass Recovery

This project is funded by the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) which disperses criminal penalty monies paid by TransOcean and BP due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The project assesses conditions in shallow waters in the estuaries of Florida’s Panhandle andSea Grass Field Work Big Bend to determine what factors may be preventing seagrass recovery in areas where seagrasses have disappeared. A spatial model developed by this project will provide managers and scientists an assessment of local conditions in each estuary and the potential of success for seagrass restoration projects.

Contact us with any questions or comments regarding the Roadblocks to Seagrass Recovery project.  



Project Information

This page contains general information about the project, including the project proposal.

Project Materials

This project has five partners who are assisting with field assessments of potential seagrass habitat. Materials on this page include procedures, protocols, and datasheets that partners will use for data collection during field studies, as well as other downloadable information.

Subject-Matter Expert Workshops: Presentations and Information

These pages contain materials presented at workshops held in the winter and spring of 2016. 



FWC Facts:
Seagrasses are the principal food for endangered manatees and green sea turtles, help purify the water, and provide a suitable environment for a wide variety of marine life.

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