CHNEP Seagrass Fact Sheets

Florida seagrass beds are an extremely valuable natural resource. Over 2.2 million acres of seagrass have been mapped in estuarine and nearshore Florida waters. Many economically important fish and shellfish species depend on seagrass beds during critical stages of their life history. Seagrass beds also contribute to better water quality by trapping sediments, storing carbon, and filtering nutrients from stormwater runoff.​

The following fact sheets below break down seagrass conditions by basin in the CHNEP area.

Dona & Roberts Bay

Seagrass meadow