Eelgrass a boon to the ecology, a bane to boaters

The ribbon-like weed provides sea creatures with food and protection. But many Newport Harbor-area residents consider it a headache. Newport Beach says an experimental technology can help preserve the grass at a fraction of the current cost. To some swimmers and boaters it’s a messy, gunk-filled weed, but to the federal government, this ribbon-like plant is crucial to the ecology of coastal bays.

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Eelgrass a boon to the ecology, a bane to boaters