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Eelgrass Conservation through Maps, Ecology, and Communities Aerial photos from the 1950’s to the present indicate where eelgrass beds are, or could be if restored. More detailed eelgrass mapping is done by deploying an underwater camera that is towed by a boat and recording the geographic location of eelgrass beds using GPS. Salmon Habitat: Eelgrass and Kelp Eelgrass meadows and bull kelp forests act as dining rooms, salons and hiding places for juvenile salmon near the shores of quiet bays and estuaries. In British Columbia, several important activities are taking place as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project to help protect these habitats. Eelgrass from a fish perspective Considering the Human Element Satellite imagery and aerial photos to determine land use change in watersheds above eelgrass meadows. Eighteen sites within the Salish Sea, most of them former logging are being restored and monitored for the next 5 years. Kelp Satellite imagery to map the aerial extent of kelp beds in the Salish Sea. Kelp Restoration Bull kelp restoration research at several sites within the Salish Sea is improving our understanding of factors limiting kelp abundance and testing methods to increase this habitat. WorldView-2 satellite image Kelp eelgrass Community eelgrass mapping kelp restoration Kelp survey By Nikki Wright, Bill Heath, and Maycira Costa High accuracy of kelp detection with satellites

Salmon Habitat: Eelgrass and Kelp · Aerial photos from the 1950’s to the present indicate where eelgrass beds are, or could be if restored. More detailed eelgrass mapping is done

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Page 1: Salmon Habitat: Eelgrass and Kelp · Aerial photos from the 1950’s to the present indicate where eelgrass beds are, or could be if restored. More detailed eelgrass mapping is done

Eelgrass Conservation through Maps,

Ecology, and Communities

Aerial photos from the 1950’s to the present indicate where eelgrass beds are, or could be if restored.

More detailed eelgrass mapping is done by deploying an underwater camera that is towed by a boat and recording the geographic location of eelgrass beds using GPS.

Salmon Habitat: Eelgrass and Kelp

Eelgrass meadows and bull kelp forests act as dining rooms, salons and hiding places for juvenile salmon near the shores of quiet bays and estuaries. In British Columbia, several important

activities are taking place as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project to help protect these habitats.

Eelgrass from a fish perspective

Considering the Human Element

Satellite imagery and aerial photos to determine land use change in watersheds above eelgrass meadows.

Eighteen sites within the Salish Sea, most of them former logging are being restored and monitored for the next 5 years.

Kelp

Satellite imagery to map the aerial extent of kelp beds in the Salish Sea.

Kelp Restoration

Bull kelp restoration research at several sites within the Salish Sea is improving our understanding of factors limiting kelp abundance and testing methods to increase this habitat.

WorldView-2 satellite image

Kelpeelgrass

Community eelgrass mapping

kelp restoration Kelp survey

By Nikki Wright, Bill Heath, and Maycira Costa

High accuracy of kelp detection with satellites

Page 2: Salmon Habitat: Eelgrass and Kelp · Aerial photos from the 1950’s to the present indicate where eelgrass beds are, or could be if restored. More detailed eelgrass mapping is done