Turtle grass


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(Bot.) a marine plant (Thalassia testudinum) with grasslike leaves, common about the West Indies.

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He added that it is an extract obtained from the marine plant Thalassia testudinum, commonly known as turtle grass, a species that lives in the Caribbean Sea.
Extreme wave action near passes can tear up turtle grass and shoal grass beds leaving these beds very sparse.
The white sand beneath me, punctuated with tufts of turtle grass, provided safe landing.
Since trout tend to hang around turtle grass, the student body pored over the chart looking for the notation for grass, abbreviated "Grs" in non-senior-friendly print.
Population and biological data on turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum Konig, 1805) on the northwestern Cuban Shelf.
In the larger beds on the Intracoastal side there's turtle grass as well, with long flat blades coated with microscopic epiphytes, food and shelter for shrimp, crabs, larval fish, and a host of other minute organisms.
Foster for the poster entitled, "Preliminary investigations of the comparative occurrence of sponge dwelling amphipods in Tedania ignis (Porifera, Demospongiae, Myxillidae) from a turtle grass bed and a red mangrove forest in the Florida Keys, USA.
The bay's old turtle grass beds began dying off in the late 1980s for reasons that scientists are still debating.
Hal Forbes draws from his extensive experience as a police officer and defense attorney to create a cast of believable characters in his first novel, "Greed, Gold and Turtle Grass.
The large size of bonefish in the Islamorada area, he believes, is due to prevalent catch-and-release fishing practices and the abundance of turtle grass, a prime habitat for bonefish foods.
Protected by shallow turtle grass beds on the west, and the reef line on the east, the Keys are a haven for water birds, game fish and 31 endangered species.