[PAST EVENT] Discovery Lab: Seagrasses

August 20, 2013
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
7577 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Seagrasses--also known as submerged aquatic vegetation or SAV--play a significant role in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Join VIMS professor Ken Moore as he explores different kinds of seagrasses and the many benefits they provide, including their ability to clear and oxygenate the water, slow erosion, and offer nursery habitat for many other Bay creatures. Moore, Research Coordinator of the Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia, will also examine the factors behind the worldwide decline in seagrass, and how scientists are working to better understand, protect, and restore seagrass meadows. Activities will include microscopic investigations of the many different types of fish and invertebrates that call grass beds home, a plot-sampling activity, displays of various types of seagrass, and tanks with some exciting grass-bed inhabitants! {{http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dfaqgicab&oeidk=a07e7v41w947b1d9037,Register here.}}

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