Sea talk Video - Delaware's Inland Bay Nurseries

The shallow waters, dense aquatic grasses, and marshes of Delaware's Inland Bays serve as a safe, rich nursery habitat for many types of birds, fish, crabs, and shellfish.

Publication Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Episode Script

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

The shallow waters, dense aquatic grasses, and marshes of Delaware’s Inland Bays—Little Assawoman, Indian River, and Rehoboth—serve as a safe, rich nursery habitat for many types of birds, fish, crabs, and shellfish.

However, increased development and recreational use have impacted this diverse ecosystem. To ensure these beautiful natural areas are preserved for future generations, Delaware Sea Grant has partnered with local organizations and is working with residents to restore native shellfish and monitor pollution levels.  These citizen scientists are growing future generations of oysters, as well as providing scientists and resource managers with important water quality data. Learn how you can get involved at deseagrant.org.

This is SeaTalk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and this station.

Sea Talk Video - Inland Bay Nurseries

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