Restoration and Monitoring Efforts
CWI researchers work together for a healthier Estero Bay. Current efforts include the restoration and monitoring of seagrass, oyster, mangrove, and shorebird habitats.
Studying seagrass abundance in Estero Bay, San Carlos Bay, and the Caloosahatchee River, scientists are attempting to determine best practices for seagrass growth and proliferation. Faced with many challenges including water quality, marine megafauna (manatees), and anthropogenic effects, restoring and monitoring seagrasses in the local waters is key to maintaining and improving local water quality and biodiversity.