What are underwater grasses, and how are they integral to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem?

Bay grasses, also known as submerged aquatic vegetation, are an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Brooke Landry from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) explains what bay grasses need to grow and why their survival is important to Bay critters.

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Produced by
Will Parson
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Special thanks to
Brooke Landry




This video is a good learning tool; highly recommend it for teachers


Thx. The video was very helpful for my project!😉

Jon Parker

This is a good introduction. I would like to get more information in this format. I am sure there are great volumes of information about the Bay marine grasses and other aquatic vegetation. Could you provide links here also? Could you show how these issues tie to the various maryland state agencies and how the federal agencies are involved? Inquiring minds want to know. Thank you for producing this video. It is a good first step.


Thank you for making this video, now I understand how important the bay grasses are.


Thank you for helping the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay program!


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Thx. This was actually very useful

Jorgen Rodriguez (Future Animator)

Wow this is really cool, I like it. Grass is cool. :) 2/14/2019

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This help me on project too. Very interesting. Also not a good idea to plant bay grass without consulting a professional.

barbara matusky

how can I get some grasses to plant in the water by my home, in joppatowne on Rumsey Island. Where can i get seeds or plants?


This is awesome! Thanks for all your help, science XD

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