Return of bay grasses is sentinel for Chesapeake Bay recovery

As reported in the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) spring newsletter, a National Academy of Sciences study shows that nutrient and stormwater reductions have improved Bay health. A research article in the most recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ties long-term nutrient reductions in Chesapeake Bay to a resurgence of underwater grasses, one of the Bay’s most important nursery habitats and feeding grounds. Find more here