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Zostera marina (Eelgrass) is a species of perennial herb in the family Zosteraceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to the contiguous United States, Canada, Alaska, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, and North America. Eelgrass has simple, broad leaves. Eelgrass form sea grass beds. It is a photoautotroph. It has unisexual flowers.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000059
  • Definition: Seagrass beds are highly diverse and productive ecosystems, and can harbour hundreds of associated species from all phyla. They partly create their own habitat: the leaves slow down water-currents increasing sedimentation, and the seagrass roots and rhizomes stabilize the seabed.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Eelgrass