Seagrasses, including eelgrass, are a unique plant. They inhabit most coast lines around the world and do what no other complex plant can do, live entirely underwater. They play important roles in marine and estuarine ecosystems, supporting both the biological and physical environment, including here on the North Coast. Join us to learn about how these species evolved, how they’ve adapted to life beneath the waves, how they shape and interact with their surrounding environment, and how they are being shaped by human activity.
About the Speaker: Aaron Eger is a Masters candidate at the University of Victoria studying the different animals living in eelgrass beds in Chatham Sound on B.C.’s North Coast. He’s always been drawn to the sea (even when the water is 10˚) and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on and study the ocean as a career. Aaron hopes to have an active role in exploring and explaining marine ecosystems to better understand them and promote their preservation. He’s an avid SCUBA diver and love taking photos above and below water