The urban end of Biscayne Bay that managed to survive decades of causeways and jet skis and dredging, where acres of seagrass grew in water that remained gin clear despite all the pumping and dumping from its coastal neighbors, is sick. Since 2012, more than half the meadow has died, causing great alarm to those who are keeping a close eye on it.
Sick seagrass in Tuttle Basin
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On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 FIU landscape ecologist Michael Ross takes five student researchers through the Biscayne coastal wetlands where big mangroves provide coastal protection from hurricanes and other heavy storms. Before Hurricane Andrew slammed the South Florida coast and plowed across Homestead 25 years ago, a towering mangrove forest ringed Biscayne Bay. Ross research monitors the recovery on the coastal wetland habitat after Hurricane Andrew.