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Layer: Eelgrass 1997 (ID: 3)

Name: Eelgrass 1997

Display Field: LOCATION

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Description: Eelgrass 197 contains polygons representing Maine's eelgrass meadows, which form an important aquatic habitat for the state, suitable for mapping at 1:24,000 scale. These meadows provide shelter for juvenile fish, and invertebrates. In certain locations they also help stabilize unconsolidated sediments and shorelines. As a continuing project, sections of the coast have been flown and photographed using Kodak 2448 film at a scale of 1:12000. This photography has been supplemented in the Penobscot Bay region by 1992 flights using Kodak 2445 film. The Penobscot Bay flights were contracted by the Maine Department of Transportation and interpreted by Dr. Fred Short of University of New Hampshire. Areas in the present study were flown in the July to October period during 1993 to 1997. When possible, photography was at the time of extreme low tides, low wind velocity, good water clarity, and maximum biomass of eelgrass. These factors aid in the detection of the subtidal portion a bed. Transparencies from the 1993-1997 flights were oriented beneath and eelgrass bed locations compiled on stable-base manuscripts containing the coastline and other basemap features from the 1:24000 scale USGS topographic maps. Polygons delineating stands of eelgrass were digitized and coded using a four category scale of percent cover. Verification has been carried out by boat, on foot, and by plane. Though dense patches of eelgrass approximately 6 meters in diameter and less can be identified under good conditions, a conservative estimate of the minimum mapping unit is 150 square meters. This represents a stand of approximately 14 meters in diameter.

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