[ US /ˈiɫˌɡɹæs/ ]
  1. submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts
  2. submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia
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How To Use eelgrass In A Sentence

  • From where we sat on the rocks at Sant Elmo we could look down and see the green and brown of the eelgrass coating the steep slopes that disappeared into the almost-violet depths.
  • Scallops, oysters, and the eelgrass beds that provided nurseries for crabs and fish have disappeared.
  • Larger systems are made of smaller parts, all the way down to the bits of dead eelgrass and the sand dollar and the specks its indigo bristles push toward the circle of its five tiny jaws.
  • He said water plants targeted by the swans - including eelgrass, wigeongrass, and sago pondweed - act as important nursery areas for fish and invertebrates.
  • Our current hypothesis is that they swim spontaneously in order to move from one blade of eelgrass, or kelp, to another; either to find more food or to find a potential mate.
  • Boulders gave way to eelgrass over sand in 15m then, at 24m, the eelgrass grew sparse.
  • Such plants include eelgrass, pickerel weed, water plantain, and "duckmeat" -- all of which have roots and produce flowers. The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)
  • Eelgrass is not closely related to the true seaweeds, which are algae.
  • Turtlegrass was obtained from oligotrophic waters near Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas; eelgrass was collected from a eutrophic environment in Monterey Bay, California.
  • Six substrates were considered: kelp, eelgrass, clay, silt, mineralic sand from a temperate environment, and turtlegrass and carbonate sand from a tropical environment.
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