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A woman planting seagrass in the lagoon.

A Seagrass Update on World Seagrass Day 

We’re celebrating World Seagrass Day by giving you an update on some of our important seagrass conservation work happening right in our (and possibly your literal) backyard.

Our First Seagrass Nursery is Now Growing Seagrass!

Our first seagrass nursery is now fully functional and growing seagrass! This nursery, which was built in partnership with the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), is in Melbourne Beach.  

A volunteer twirls seagrass around floral wire.

Planting Seagrass in the Indian River Lagoon

Our Restore Our Shores (ROS) conservation program has started planting small beds of seagrass in the lagoon for a new experimental project.

Construction of a seagrass nursery begins as a staff member holds up a blueprint.

Building a Seagrass Nursery

In partnership with the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), the Zoo is building a seagrass nursery in Melbourne Beach.

Callie at seagrass nursery

Check Out Our Seagrass Nursery!

A brand-new nursery in Paws On gives you an up-close view of seagrass.