Sep 01, 2017

Eelgrass blade with seeds

The seeds on this blade are reaching maturity. Eelgrass blades can break pretty easily at this stage. Some fish, invertebrates and birds also forage on eelgrass seeds. Eelgrass seeds are negatively buoyant, meaning they usually sink pretty quickly. Blades breaking off or animals grazing on the seeds can actually aid in dispersal of the seeds.