|Male turtlegrass flower with invertebrate.|
Photo from article by Brigit van Tussenbroek
on the World Seagrass Association blog
Dec 21, 2012
Two recent studies reveal the role of marine creatures in pollinating seagrass flowers and dispersing their seeds!
Tiny worms and crustacea visit the flowers of Thalassia testudinum while fish, terrapins, and birds may help disperse seeds of Zostera marina. Does the same kind of thing happen on our seagrass meadows? So much more to learn and discover!