Seagrass

Oceanography: An ONR Science and Technology Focus Site - A comprehensive site from the Office of Naval Research with detailed topic information, online quizzes and activities. Look under the Habitats section for information and activities on sea grass beds.

Guide to Pressing Seaweed - Detailed guide on how to collect, arrange, clean, assemble and press seaweed.

South Florida Seagrass Ecosystems Home Page - Information Seagrass Ecosystems Research Lab in south Florida, and links to their recent reports.

SAV in Chesapeake Bay - Information about submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), SAV habitat requirements, restoration efforts, and distribution data.

Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Life: Bay Grasses - Fact sheets from the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources on the different species of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) found in the Chesapeake and other Maryland Bays and tributaries. Fast fact information includes distribution, description, reproduction. Click on the DNR SAV Key for more detailed information and pictures.

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program: Seagrass - Seagrass beds are an important habitat in the Chesapeake Bay. They also produce oxygen, control sediment and protect shorelines. Water quality degradation is threatening seagrass beds but restoration projects can help.

Underwater Bay Grasses (SAV) - Chesapeake Bay Program's general information on submerged aquatic vegetation. Find out why the sixteen species of seagrasses are important to the Bay and how the grasses grow. Access maps of seagrass bed locations and mean surface salinities for the Bay and find out how the Bay is doing toward the goal of 185,000 acres by 2010.

Underwater Bay Grasses Field Guide - Chesapeake Bay Program's online field guide for underwater grasses. Find the common and scientific names, where the grasses grow, how they reproduce and other facts. Species include: common waterweed, curly pondweed, eelgrass, Eurasian watermilfoil, horned pondweed, hydrilla, redhead grass, sago pondweed, water chestnut, water stargrass, widgeon grass, and wild celery.


Kelp Beds

Oceanography: An ONR Science and Technology Focus Site - A comprehensive site from the Office of Naval Research with detailed topic information, online quizzes and activities. Look under the Habitats section for information and activities on kelp forests.

Kelp and Us - Learn about the importance of kelp in products. Site includes quiz, lab activities and background information.

Kelp Forest & Rocky Subtidal Habitats - Information from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on the distribution and ecology of kelp beds, their associated animal species, and human use and impacts.

Kelp Forests - High school level and higher description with pictures of kelp forests.

Is There Kelp in Your Cupboard? - Activity and background information about kelp and kelp products.

E-Quarium: Kelp Forest - An online tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium's kelp forest exhibit with a live image from the Kelp Cam.


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