Science Sunday—Eelgrass Restoration Success in Elkhorn Slough

Seagrasses are in global decline despite restoration efforts. To date, the majority of these efforts have been unsuccessful. Locally, Elkhorn Slough suffered massive seagrass loss in the mid 1900s. Since 1980, there has been some natural recovery in the slough—though small relative to historical extent. Unfortunately, that rate of recovery has plateaued in recent years. Can research improve local eelgrass recovery? What will the benefits be? How will restoration affect biodiversity, water quality, and the productivity of Elkhorn Slough?

Join Kat Beheshti to learn more about eelgrass restoration in Elkhorn Slough.

Kat Beheshti, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz


Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

  • Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
  • Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.
  • Lectures include time for a few questions at the end.
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Science Sunday is free with membership or admission to the Seymour Center. UC Santa Cruz undergrads receive free admission with valid student ID.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center, La Feliz Room
100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, California 95060

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