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.

How the maps were made

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Eelgrass Maps for 11 Maine Coastal Areas, West to East

  1. Kittery to Wells - pdf file, 386 kb
  2. Wells to Cape Elizabeth - pdf file, 478 kb
  3. Cape Elizabeth to Small Point - pdf file, 797 kb
  4. Small Point to St. George - pdf file, 816 kb
  5. St. George to Vinalhaven - pdf file, 602 kb
  6. Upper Penobscot Bay - pdf file, 598 kb
  7. Stonington to Mount Desert Island - pdf file, 636 kb
  8. Blue Hill and Frenchman Bays - pdf file, 628 kb
  9. Schoodic Point to Beals Island - pdf file, 568 kb
  10. Beals Island to Cutler - pdf file, 431 kb
  11. Cutler to the St. Croix - pdf file, 440 kb

Change Analysis - Maps of Changes in Eelgrass Beds between 1992-98 and 2001-10, for 11 Maine Coastal Areas, West to East

  1. Kittery to Wells - pdf file, 386 kb
  2. Wells to Cape Elizabeth - pdf file, 478 kb
  3. Cape Elizabeth to Small Point - pdf file, 797 kb
  4. Small Point to St. George - pdf file, 816 kb
  5. St. George to Vinalhaven - pdf file, 602 kb
  6. Upper Penobscot Bay - pdf file, 598 kb
  7. Stonington to Mount Desert Island - pdf file, 636 kb
  8. Blue Hill and Frenchman Bays - pdf file, 628 kb
  9. Schoodic Point to Beals Island - pdf file, 568 kb
  10. Beals Island to Cutler - pdf file, 431 kb
  11. Cutler to the St. Croix - pdf file, 440 kb