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Don't harass the Seagrass! First off, animals love the seagrass beds because it is a great place to camouflage and hide from their predators. This also means seagrass beds are a great place to find food... Or to be food. Humans also benefit from the seagrass beds - roughly $133 million worth of fish and shelfish are generated by the nursery each year. Covering less than 1% of the Earth, seagrass is one of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet. Some seagrass beds can be found off the coast of New Jersey, USA. The thin strip of land shelters Barnegat Bay from ocean waves providing an estuarine environment suitable for seagrass. Seagrass helps keep Barnegat Bay healthy, which benefits both wildlife and humans!

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