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Seagrass Remains Stable in Marylandís Coastal Bays
A recent report indicates that bay grasses in Marylandís Coastal Bays have been relatively stable over the past four years, with acreage decreasing only slightly (3 percent) in Maryland from 2003 to 2004. At approximately 11,118 acres, seagrass coverage is currently at 59% of the recently established goal of 18,951 acres for the Maryland portion of the Coastal Bays. Read more.
October 27, 2005
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