Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Current The Journal of Marine Education
Seagrass is an incredibly valuable habitat in the Chesapeake Bay. Students will use mock seagrass patches, modeled after a research transect along Goodwin Island, Virginia, to analyze change in seagrass percent cover during, and following, a major die-off event in 2010. Students also analyze water quality graphs from the same time period to help them determine why the die-off may have occurred.
sea grasses, Goodwin Island, lesson plan
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Nuss, Sarah and Venolia, Celeste, Understanding Changes in Seagrass Communities (2017). Current The Journal of Marine Education, 31(1), 24-29.