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“Seagrass is one of the most productive ecosystems in the world,” said Sea & Shoreline Lead Biologist Ryan Brushwood, in a statement. “It provides a variety of solutions, such as improving water quality, and providing food and shelter for marine life. We are thrilled to be working with the GICIA to transform this industrial site into a conservation habitat.”
“The final step of this restoration project has been the installation of seagrass, which if successful, will increase our efforts to improve habitat and water quality within the Cove,” said Misty Nichols, GICIA Executive Director.
Over the course of the coming year, Sea & Shoreline will continue to be involved in the community by monitoring the success of Mercabo Cove and furthering education efforts on seagrass conservation.
Since its inception in 2014, Sea & Shoreline’s heralded experience with scientifically validated methods of aquatic restoration has proven successful across more than 150 environmental projects.
The company continues to be the industry leader in rehabilitating threatened and corrupted aquatic environments. Other current seagrass restoration projects include those in Crystal River, the Indian River Lagoon, the Homosassa River, and the Caloosahatchee River.