Underwater drones help map seagrass along Tampa Bay coastline #drone #droneday
Seagrass is a good bio-marker for ecological health. Cool story of underwater drones aiding Florida’s water management teams. From WFLA:
TAMPA, Fl. (WFLA) — Seagrass grows in the shallower waters along our coastline and is vital to our ecosystem. It provides a home for shrimp and crustaceans along with protection for juvenile fish to grow up. Seagrass is also the main food group for manatees.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District conducts one of the most comprehensive seagrass mapping programs in the world to keep track of changing seagrass beds.
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