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Maine Eelgrass Maps

map of eelgrass beds in Casco BayMaine's eelgrass meadows form an important marine and estuarine coastal aquatic habitat for the state. Along with other plants, eelgrass forms the base of food production in the sea. Eelgrass provides shelter for juvenile fish, and invertebrates, is a site for primary settlement of the larvae of some bivalve mollusks and invertebrates, and in certain locations helps to stabilize unconsolidated sediments and shorelines.

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