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Seagrass Meadows Connected to Kelp Forests Make Great Fish Nurseries - Hakai Institute
Seagrass Meadows Connected to Kelp Forests Make Great Fish Nurseries
Along temperate coastlines, seagrass meadows and kelp forests are both regarded as critical nursery habitats for fish. In a new publication in Ecological Applications, scientists from the Hakai Institute, University of Victoria, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada found that nursery grounds for fish can improve as a result of the connectivity between these two resource-rich habitats. Graphic by Josh Silberg
Olson, A. M., Hessing-Lewis, M., Haggarty, D., and Juanes, F. (2019). Nearshore seascape connectivity enhances seagrass meadow nursery function. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1897