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June: Eelgrass: Carpet of Life
Episode 1530th June 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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Eelgrass is one of only a handful of flowering plants that can live submerged full-time in salt water. It's an important habitat for small fish, shrimp, and all sizes of crabs. In this episode, John Page shares the story of a young family's first experience investigating the wonders of eelgrass beds and their importance to the Chesapeake Bay.


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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.