In the Grass, On the Reef

The Many Personalities of Salt Marsh Cordgrass

Clip: Season 3 | 2m 3s

Dr. Randall Hughes is examining diversity within the marsh. In this video, she discusses the diversity of the foundation species of a marsh: smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). Does having a greater diversity of genetically distinct plants (genotypes) make for a healthier marsh (and by extension, better fishing)? Learn more: http://wfsu.org/blog-coastal-health/?p=6857

Aired: 07/16/13

Rating: NR

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In the Grass, On the Reef is a local public television program presented by WFSU.