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Project: Differences Between Restored and Natural Seagrass Ecosystems

Description: Research will be conducted on seagrass beds in Bodega Harbor and Tomales Bay, while expanding to include greater geographic context and a comparison of natural vs. restored beds. Through the addition of two recently restored seagrass bed sites (Elkhorn Slough and Newport Back Bay), the hope is to ascertain the differences between restored vs. natural seagrass ecosystems.

Reference Number: 0540C0302400

Implemented By: The Regents of the University of California, Davis

Objective: The objective of this project is to quantify seagrass effects on estuarine acidification in natural and restored seagrass beds across California, and to assess where seagrass restoration and conservation can be applied to ameliorate local ocean acidification.

Type: Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $650,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Marin

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Ocean Protection Council3/13/2017$650,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
MonitoringWater Quality: Constituents -- Dissolved Organic Carbon  
MonitoringWater Quality: Constituents -- Salinity  
Research/Planning (including Science)Subsidence Reversal/Carbon Sequestration  


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