Seagrass beds are a critically important part of many coastal ecosystems, providing nursery and feeding grounds for many fish and invertebrate species. One area where seagrass beds can be found is near the Maharees and Tralee Bay in County Kerry, Ireland.
The Maharees and Tralee Bay seagrass beds are also home to a variety of other marine life, including crustaceans, sea snails, and worms. They also provide a vital feeding ground for important commercial fish species such as sea bass, mullet, and plaice.
Unfortunately, seagrass beds are vulnerable to a range of threats including pollution, invasive species, climate change, and over-fishing. Conservation efforts are being made to protect these important ecosystems, including creating marine protected areas and reducing nutrient pollution in coastal waters.