Submerged Aquatic Vegetation is the cornerstone of healthy ecosystems
Healthy aquatic ecosystems cannot survive without Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV). Sea & Shoreline operates an aquaculture nursery that grows many SAV plants including Rockstar, Salty Dog, Vallisneria americana, and many more.
SAV provides habitat and food for its entire surrounding ecosystem. SAV is foraged by both aquatic and terrestrial animals. Many aquatic animals hide under the cover of the leaf canopy for protection from predators.
Aquatic animals that depend on SAV include turtles, snails, fish, and endangered manatees. Terrestrial animals that forage on SAV include deer, ducks, and geese.
The shade provided by SAV keeps shallow waters cooler and oxygenated and can make the difference between a sterile or thriving ecosystem.
Often healthy SAV is destroyed by poor water quality conditions and cannot re-establish without help. Sea and Shoreline specializes in these situations.
SAV growth is often hindered because of excess herbivory, however, when properly caged with Sea & Shoreline's GrowSAV cages, founder colonies can quickly repopulate the waterbody.