Restoration of an eelgrass bed in the Cove of Point-au-Père

The eelgrass beds in the Pointe-au-Père cove have been affected for decades by human activity, which hampers its natural regeneration. A transplantation of eelgrass plants has therefore been proposed to give it a boost and ensure its rehabilitation. A first phase of work was carried out at the end of May 2017, when nearly 15,000 eelgrass plants were transplanted from a donor eelgrass bed in Rimouski Bay, which is known to be in excellent health. A second phase of work is planned for 2018, when the same quantity of eelgrass plants will be transplanted. Eelgrass beds are home to a rich biodiversity, serving as a nursery, hiding place, larder and spawning grounds for many species of fish, crustaceans and molluscs. To restore this habitat is also to ensure the long-term return of a diversified fauna.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) March 22, 2022 (Creation)
March 22, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) June 18, 2018 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

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Field Value
Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 1
Étienne Bachand
Jonathan Pothier
Point of Contact
Responsible Party
Responsible Party 1
Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l'Estuaire
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North Bounding Latitude 48.551067
South Bounding Latitude 48.4950149
East Bounding Longitude -68.4040763
West Bounding Longitude -68.5027247
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Default Locale French
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