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Related to Eel grass: Zostera marina

eel·grass

 (ēl′grăs′)
n.
1. Any of several submersed marine plants of the genus Zostera, having straplike leaves and found along northern and southern temperate coasts worldwide.
2. Any of several submersed freshwater plants of the genus Vallisneria, having long flat or twisted leaves and often grown as aquarium plants. Also called tape grass, wild celery.

eelgrass

(ˈiːlˌɡrɑːs)
n
1. (Plants) any of several perennial submerged marine plants of the genus Zostera, esp Z. marina, having grasslike leaves: family Zosteraceae
2. (Plants) another name for tape grass

eel•grass

(ˈilˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

n.
a marine pondweed, Zostera marina, having ribbony, grasslike leaves.
[1780–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eelgrass - submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coastseelgrass - submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts
genus Zostera, Zostera - (or in some classifications family Zosteraceae) small genus of widely distributed marine plants
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
2.eelgrass - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaveseelgrass - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia
genus Vallisneria, Vallisneria - eelgrass; eel grass
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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The only consistent cooling features were the dense fields of eel grass.
There was no guarantee the eel grass would regenerate and the habitat impact could not be measured, so the application was denied.
The presence of this eel grass means that the Pamlico Sound swept through parts of this forest.
There also need to be improved methods for removing carbon dioxide from seawater through the use of kelp beds, eel grass and other plants, the scientists said.
This zone may support submerged aquatic plants such as Eel Grass Vallisneria americana and Pondweeds Potamogeton species.
Arriving by early July, these tropical visitors find suitable habitat among the jetties and eel grass meadows along the south shore of Long Island.
Having water that is clearer improves the aquatic environment for important plant life, such as eel grass as well.
In the process of pulling up anchor, he has pulled up plenty of eel grass, the staple that brant depend on.
Another possibility is the introduction of an indigenous eel grass, Vasneria spp.
Around 90% of the world's population of the breed visit Strangford every autumn to feed on vast expanses of eel grass exposed at low water.
The protected birds feed on eel grass on mudflats of the nature reserve, and when this is exhausted they move on to farmland winter cereal crops, such as barley.
We're off Anacapa Island, California, where the keepers are tending the first-ever open ocean eel grass restoration project, part of the panoply of solutions that could still help turn the tide.