Eel Grass

#2
Thanks for this article very interesting.... eel grass is very important to all PNW saltwater fly fishermen even if we have to slip on it sometimes at low tide.... good times
 

chrome/22

For him there whould always be the riddle of steel
#3
Stoney I was thinking about you wading through it when reading that this AM. Glad you found it.
 

gt

Active Member
#4
'holding steady' but declined from what??? they fail to point out how much has been lost but we can all see the results as there are no herring spawning areas left. Cherry point was a great example of how to destroy not only an eel grass area but also an entire spawning class of herring. i guess we will never learn....
 

Dizane

Coast to Coast
#5
'holding steady' but declined from what??? they fail to point out how much has been lost but we can all see the results as there are no herring spawning areas left. Cherry point was a great example of how to destroy not only an eel grass area but also an entire spawning class of herring. i guess we will never learn....
The article acknowledges your question. I would consider any habitat that is "holding steady" to be a positive given the amount of growth and development that has occurred in this area.
 

Milt Roe

Active Member
#6
I'm pretty sure the increase and maintenance of eel grass acreage is being influenced by the establishment of an invasive eel grass species that is becoming widely established in Puget Sound. Google Zostera japonica. The argument that monitoring eel grass is an indicator of anthropogenic habitat degradation is poorly supported.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#7
I'm pretty sure the increase and maintenance of eel grass acreage is being influenced by the establishment of an invasive eel grass species that is becoming widely established in Puget Sound. Google Zostera japonica. The argument that monitoring eel grass is an indicator of anthropogenic habitat degradation is poorly supported.
Interesting. I recently read in the local news that spraying an herbicide on "non-native and invasive eel grass" (Zostera japonica) on the mud flats in Willapa Bay has been approved by the state.