“Tale of the tape grass in Caloosahatchee River”

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Chrissy McCrimmon, an intern with the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, and a graduate of UNF, plants tape grass in the area just west of the Edison bridge on the Caloosahatchee River Thursday morning (7/2/15 )(Photo: Ricardo Rolon / The News-Press)

“Tape grass is a critical component of many freshwater ecosystems.
‘It’s habitat for a variety of fish and food for creatures like manatees, turtle and tilapia,’ … ‘The reason we’re restoring it here is it used to be abundant in this part of the river, but high salinity from the estuary has killed it, and it hasn’t been coming back like it has been up stream.'”

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