Seagrasses Activities

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Participate in a challenge or activity below and be entered to win great ocean prizes!  Good for ages 3-103!  Solidify your knowledge with hands on activities.  Snap a photo of your finished activity and submit your results here for a chance to win one of many great ocean-friendly prizes offered by O.N.E and The Fishes Wishes! Prizes can be seen here

 

 

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Seagrasses grow under water. These flowering plants are found in extensive beds at shallow depths up to 30 feet so that the sun can still reach them for photosynthesis. Seagrasses help stabilize the sandy bottom, improve water clarity, provide food for creatures like the manatee, sea urchins and sea turtles, and also provide a place for small fish, shrimp, and crabs to hide.

 

They are a valuable part of the ecosystem as they provide nursey grounds for a variety of species.  Seagrasses can improve water quality in high nutrient areas by absorbing nutrients in runoff from the land. In nutrient poor regions, they increase nutrient cycling by taking up nutrients from the soil and releasing them into the water through their leaves. They also stabilize the sediments and protect shorelines.

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Activity

 

Click here for a brief field guide and coloring book that's fun for all ages!  

 

Click here to take the Pledge to protect our Seagrasses