Eelgrass bed

View of the edge of calm water with a small wave breaking, with eelgrass growing out of sandy mud.

Detailed Description

Partially submerged eelgrass bed at low tide in Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Eelgrass is an underwater plant that is a common sight on Puget Sound beaches when the tide is out. Healthy eelgrass indicates that water clarity is high. Eelgrass roots stabilize coastal sediments, and eelgrass beds provide important habitat for fish, shellfish, and birds.


Image Dimensions: 4000 x 3000

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Location Taken: Bainbridge Island, WA, US