News Story Map: A comparison of eelgrass mapping methods

Behind the scenes of an ongoing research project to improve the accuracy of eelgrass maps.
  • Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership
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The story map provides a close up of the work done to improve mapping of eelgrass to inform permit review and to better protect this important habitat from development. It highlights the significance of eelgrass to marine ecosystems and to coastal communities. Join divers and volunteers in the field and watch divers in action as they gather data on this vital habitat.

Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership 

MassBays is an EPA National Estuary Program dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the estuarine resources of Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts Bay, and Cape Cod Bay.

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