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Interactions: Salinity and submerged aquatic vegetation density

Graph showing relationship between salinity and density of submerged aquatic vegationAn example of the relationship between salinity and submerged aquatic vegetation: As average summer salinity decreases up-estuary, the density of eelgrass decreases. These data are from Willapa Bay and Coos Bay estuaries.

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Ronald Thom, Ph.D

Marine Research Operations, PNNL
1529 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382