Underwater photo of a brown, gray and black-spotted fish resting in a bed of bright green eelgrass

A flounder in a bed of eelgrass (Credt: NOAA)

Discover how the return of seagrasses is transforming life in the Chesapeake, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)’s next free Earth Optimism webinar!

Over the last century, the mid-Atlantic’s underwater grasses have gone from one disaster to another—from wasting disease to hurricanes to nutrient pollution. But in the past few years, the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore have witnessed some astounding comebacks. In an Earth Optimism evening webinar on Feb. 15, join SERC marine ecologist Jonathan Lefcheck for a tour of seagrass resurgence throughout the region. He’ll dive deeper into what’s behind the recoveries, highlight the new life and other benefits that are returning with them, what to expect in the future, and how you can get involved through new citizen science initiatives. Learn how seagrasses are laying the foundation for a healthier, more bountiful Bay.

This webinar will be recorded! Closed captions will be available at the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to watch live and receive a link to the recording as soon as it’s ready.

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