Seagrasses - Seagrass Information and Redfish Bay State Scientific Area (RBSSA)

picture of seagrassSubmerged seagrass meadows are a dominant, unique subtropical habitat in many Texas bays and estuaries. These highly evolved marine flowering plants play critical roles in the coastal environment, including nursery habitat for estuarine fisheries, as a major source of organic biomass for coastal food webs, effective agents for stabilizing coastal erosion and sedimentation, and major biological agents in nutrient cycling and water quality processes. They are also some of the best areas for recreational angling for several marine species.