The Importance of Eelgrass on Martha’s Vineyard
December 27, 2011
MVGazette.com: There is much ado over eelgrass. On the Vineyard the modest sea grass has brought dredging projects to a halt, thwarted would-be pier developers and has down-Island towns considering millions of dollars worth of sewering to restore water quality to a level amenable to the light-sensitive plant. Why all the fuss?
By some estimates, the world has lost two-thirds of its sea grass habitat due to coastal human pressures and is losing an additional seven per cent every year.