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|Title:||A low-cost planting technique for Eelgrass (Zostera Marina L.)|
|Authors:||Fonseca, Mark S.|
Kenworthy, W. Judson
Thayer, Gordon W.
|Publisher:||Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 82-6.|
Abstract: Transplanting of eelgrass (Zostera Marina L.) has undergone considerable experimental study in the last decade, but with limited practical application. A new technique has been developed using bundles of mature, vegetative shoots of eelgrass washed free of sediment and anchored in the bottom. Using this technique, planting units have been successfully established in high (greater than 1.6 feet per second) and low (less than 1.6 feet per second) current regimes on grids of 2.0 and 2.6 feet, respectively. The production-line efficiency of the technique greatly reduces planting costs. Methods developed for selecting wild planting stock and anchoring planting units greatly increases planting success across the range of current velocities in which eelgrass is found.
|Rights:||Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited|
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Aid|