Some of the aquatic grass cages used for seagrass restoration work. These cages were placed seom distance from the springs but the tidal current has spread the seargass all up and down the canal. The name of this grass is rockstar eelgrass and it is planted by Sea and Shoreline with approval from USFWS at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. This approach has been quite sucessful in areas with a lot of light and tidal flow. There are grasses coming back every year now where there has not been any seagrass for years. Manatees consume the grass but it comes back. The water here is markedly clearer also, even some distance away from the springs.
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