Developing a Classroom Eelgrass Cultivation Program for Massachusetts

PI: Chrys Chryssostomidis, MIT Sea Grant, Sarah Hammond, MIT Sea Grant, Anthony Wilbur, MACZM

Project Number:2005-E/E-54

Start Date:2005-03-01End Date:2007-02-28

Websitehttp://seagrant.mit.edu/eelgrass/

Proposal Summary

Eelgrass is both the most abundant seagrass in Massachusetts and one of the most ecologically valuable marine and estuarine habitats in North American coastal waters. In this project, students are learning to cultivate eelgrass as part of a polyculture recirculating aquaculture system.

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