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Zostera marina, marine eelgrass (photo by Ronald C. Philips, Wikimedia) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eelgrass.jpg

Life Finds a Way: Eelgrass Beds Respond in Surprising Ways to Extreme Warming Events

Article: Reynolds LK, DuBois K, Abbott JM, Williams SL, Stachowicz JJ (2016) Response of a Habitat-Forming Marine Plant to a Simulated Warming Event Is Delayed, Genotype Specific, and Varies with Phenology. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0154532. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154532 Climate change is poised to dramatically alter the make-up and functioning of Earths’ ecosystems, including those in the oceans. […]

Figure 1: A young diamondback terrapin sea turtle. Credit: http://seaturtleexploration.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/diamondback-terrapin-1.JPG

Turtle manure and eelgrass seeds make for an aquatic garden!

The accidental ingestion of eelgrass seeds by diamondback terrapins may help disperse eelgrass in Chesapeake Bay, demonstrating a new mutualistic relationship.

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