Biological Assessments

2015-2016: Eelgrass Transplanting in Elkhorn Slough, CA

The Center for Habitat Studies has been actively involved in assessing eelgrass transplant success in Elkhorn Slough, CA in collaboration with California Sea Grant and the University of California, Santa Cruz (Long Marine Lab).

Bathymetric analyses, coupled with aerial imagery and mapped eelgrass beds, are being used in GIS to design field experiments and identify transplant locations. SCUBA combined with high precision GPS techniques are used to relocate experimental plots and monitor eelgrass health at multiple intervals over the course of two years.