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Seagrass beds provide an array of services to both humans and animals. Dr. Randall Hughes studies the seagrass beds of Saint Joseph Bay to better understand these services and the decline of this important ecosystem.
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It's a natural process. In the summer, seagrasses slough off old shoots and grow new ones. The sloughed off grass lands along the coastline, and inevitably, in salt marshes. Dr. Randall Hughes and her crew weigh the benefits of seagrass wrack- the providing of nutrients, habitat, and opportunity for new growth- versus its destructive aspect.
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