2009 Eelgrass Survey

Test plantings of eelgrass off of Caumsett State Park. Project is partially funded by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Photo provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County. (click photo for full-sized view.)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service completed its report of a 2009 survey of eelgrass beds in eastern Connecticut and the North Fork of Long Island. The survey, FWS’s third inventory of the Long Island Sound region since 2002, located 172 eelgrass beds in eastern Long Island Sound totaling 1,980 acres (46 acres fewer than identified in the 2006 survey).

To view the survey, download the pdf document.

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