April 23, 2016

April 22.  The day was perfect for surveying the location for our Manchester test planting. The water was clear, calm and an overall great day to deploy the ROV.  We started by looking at the area in need of replanting.  Multiple prop-wash incidents have reduced eelgrass viability in the area.  As we moved toward the edges of the scar, a great amount of eelgrass was observed with a large amount of epiphytes growing on individual blades.  Finally, we worked further South South East of the original location and observed a healthy section of the eelgrass meadow.  We will now move to place planting disks in the empty area.