Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Southern New England and New York Seagrass Research Towards Restoration-Phase II (2014)

The overarching goal of the Seagrass Initiative is to identify the genetic diversity of eelgrass throughout Southern New England and New York, improve understanding of the interactive effects of multiple stressors on eelgrass, and apply this information to inform and promote enabling conditions for healthy seagrass meadows and other important estuarine habitats. The objective of this phase (Phase II) is to collect and augment site-specific data on nitrogen loads, benthic conditions, historical extent of seagrass habitats, and predict how future conditions (effects of nitrogen loads and climate change) may influence, and guide, protection and restoration strategies in long-term planning.

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