Posidonia oceanic is an endemic Seagrass species with its home in the Mediterranean Sea. The meadows are shrinking in wide areas, causing a serious threat to other populations around them.
Seagrass is the single most important breeding habitat in the Mediterranean, providing shelter for juvenile fishes and securing the substrate it is growing on.
While the reasons for the vanishing seagrass meadows, especially in the Adriatic Sea are still being researched and discussed we aim to document the current extend of Seagrass meadows as well as the changes in dimensions.
We are not only mapping the overall extend of the seagrass meadows but also evaluating their health status by means of shoot counts. the higher the shoot count per square meter, the better the overall health and fitness of the meadow.