Eelgrass transplant crew returns

Staff writer
March 14, 2014 01:00 AM

The Seagrass Conservation Working Group has once again visited eelgrass transplant sites at Halfmoon Bay and Sechelt Inlet to monitor and add to transplant locations.

The weather was cold, but clear and sunny, and divers were able to efficiently monitor, and add to, transplant sites. The hardy volunteers assisted with placing washers on the eelgrass shoots collected by divers, which in turn were planted to augment the existing transplant sites.

Eelgrass is a critically important habitat for many sea creatures, amongst them juvenile salmonids, crabs, and herring, and is also an important source of oxygen and a carbon sink.

Many thanks to our volunteers, many of them from the Sunshine Coast Friends of Forage Fish group.

If you would like more information on our volunteer Forage Fish sampling, contact Dianne Sanford at

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