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ImageA bed of Eel grass (Zostera marina) near the commercial wharf and pier in Monterey. It is a perennial flowering plant that is closely related to terrestrial grasses and is commonly found on mud or sand bottoms in protected waters of bays and estuaries in low intertidal and subtidal zones, only rarely being exposed at low tide.


Eel grass (Zostera marina)

Location (General):


Site (Specific):

Commercial Wharf

Date taken:

March, 22 2012

Photo credit:

Chad King / NOAA MBNMS

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Zostera marina
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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      Latitude: 36.603828    Longitude: -121.889395

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