Hope for seagrass restoration?

Tonight’s lecture by Dr. Robert Virnstein was surprisingly hopeful that seagrass transplants and restoration efforts can lead to successful growth in areas of the the Indian River Lagoon which have seen dramatic seagrass losses since 2011. New efforts with Brevard Zoo will enlist and train coastal homeowners, schools and volunteers to collect fragments and place them in ideal locations. While water quality management is still a priority, restoration may be a tool to kick start and help maintain seagrasses until algal blooms subside.

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