You may notice flecks of vegetation as you glide across the water’s surface on the Chesapeake Bay. If you see this, just below the surface may be large beds of underwater grasses. These grasses are a key component of the Bay’s ecosystem. They provide habitat for crabs and fish, add oxygen to the water, prevent shoreline erosion, clarify the water, and serve as a food source for birds. In this video, CBF Captain Bart Jaeger talks about the value of underwater grasses. To learn more, complete our Underwater Grasses Investigation.
A CBF Education Student Investigation