In June 2021 we conducted a series of dives in the Solent to assess the health of seagrass beds and the density of flowering shoots. This data will be used to support the echosounder and drop down video surveys conducted in autumn 2020.
Seed collection dives will follow in late summer, with seeds being cared for at our cultivation facility in the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth before planting in the Solent takes place during winter 2021/22.
ReMEDIES is also collaborating with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, World Wildlife Fund, Isle of Wight Estuaries Officer and Project Seagrass. Between us, we hope to visit and assess every seagrass bed in the Solent to build a thorough picture of its health and extent so that restoration efforts can have the greatest impact.
Find out more about the Solent Maritime SAC.