Eelgrass Distribution Map

Eelgrass distribution data was derived from the 2009 Humboldt Bay and Eel River Estuary Benthic Habitat Project (Schlosser and Eicher, 2012) and updated with interferometric sidescan sonar surveys conducted during Fall 2016. Eelgrass data reflects a particular period in time and its distribution and abundance are variable and dynamic. Eelgrass distribution maps are provided for planning purposes only and are not to be used for navigation nor as a substitute for conducting eelgrass surveys for project specific purposes. The authors make no representation regarding the accuracy of these maps relative to submerged structures, debris, shoals, or other navigational hazards.