Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Sea Grass Field Work

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 and 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 and Materials

View general information about the project, including the project proposal and field procedures, protocols, and datasheets used by our partners to gather data.

Subject-Matter Expert Workshops: Presentations and Information

View materials presented at workshops held in the winter and spring of 2016.

Seagrass Recovery Potential Model: Information and Model Layers

View documents related to Seagrass Recovery Potential models.



FWC Facts:
The star coral may live for several centuries and grow to the size of an automobile. Its growth rate ranges from about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of yearly outward expansion.

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