Guided Review – Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

SAV-ing Our Ocean: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Seagrass

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In this guided review, you will learn about submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and its impact on the environment, including the organisms they sustain. In the following resources, you will find information about SAV, the unique ecosystem they create, the other benefits they provide, and why it is vital to protect this essential habitat.


  • Define and describe what SAV and seagrasses are.
  • Investigate why SAV and seagrasses are important.
  • Identify the causes of SAV and seagrass loss.
  • Explore SAV and seagrass conservation and restoration efforts.