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.

  • Produced by Will Parson
  • Music/Audio: Blue Dot Sessions via FreeMusicArchive.org
  • Special thanks to Brooke Landry

Comments (22)

April 13, 2022

I love this video!!!

Jon Parker
September 26, 2021

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.

May 24, 2021


May 10, 2021

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

January 24, 2021

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

November 04, 2020

I don’t like quarantine but this helped me on my project so YAY

April 15, 2020

Thank you.

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April 14, 2020

I don’t like quarantine but this helped me on my project so YAY

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April 08, 2020

Thx. This was actually very useful

April 08, 2020

Thanks. Grass is delightful.

Random student in quarantine
April 06, 2020

Cool video

Jorgen Rodriguez (Future Animator)
February 14, 2019

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

Quinn Green
February 04, 2019

I love bay grasses

January 31, 2019


January 29, 2019

wow this was ok thumbs up

hello everyody
December 07, 2018

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

November 14, 2018

Very helpful. Thanks for the info =)

May 17, 2018

it was awesome to plant them

barbara matusky
March 21, 2018

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?

December 20, 2017

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

me mom
December 11, 2017

this help me with project

October 19, 2015

hi thank u for everything

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