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Eelgrass Maps from 2001

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Salem Harbor

The MassDEP Eelgrass layer, produced from data collected in 2001, is the second statewide mapping of the eelgrass resources along the coast. The data were compiled from similar methodologies as the earlier 1995 dataset. A similar third iteration of this statewide mapping took place during the 2006-07 seasons. The purpose of the second statewide mapping was to determine areas where the Zostera marina resource was decreasing in area and cover.