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Main Title The biology and propagation of eelgrass, Zostera marina, in Chesapeake Bay /
Author Orth, Robert J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Moore, Kenneth A.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program ; Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600-S3-82-090
OCLC Number 09872662
Subjects Plant propagation. ; Grasses--Seeds. ; Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay.
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S3-82-090 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/13/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S3-82-090 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2018
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "Jan. 1983." "EPA/600-S3-82-090."
Contents Notes
Basic biological aspects related to the growth and propagation of eelgrass in the lower Chesapeake Bay were studied in a series of six experiments. These were designed to reveal information on seasonal aspects of standing crops, reproduction, transplanting, and spontaneous revegetation in denuded areas, and growth of eelgrass seedlings under laboratory conditions of increased nutrient enrichment. Data analysis revealed distinct seasonal trends in the growth cycle of eelgrass. Transplantation of eelgrass plugs in the fall insures greater survivability than in any other season. Lateral growth from adjacent unimpacted areas appears to be the primary method of revegetation by Ruppia sp. and Zostera sp., although seed germination and subsequent seedling growth may be significant in certain areas. The addition of a balanced formulation of fertilizer stimulates the growth of eelgrass under laboratory conditions.