In 2010, seagrass in the Chesapeake Bay declined to nearly half of the original population. Though little research was available at the time, large pollution clean-up efforts seemed to restore parts of the bay. The current method for tracking seagrass growth consists of aerial flyovers by planes, drones or physically inspecting them underwater. With our submersible drone, we will provide data collection including live video of seagrass without having to get in the water and potentially damage the ecosystem. We plan to implement this drone along with the current methods for researching seagrass growth to get a better understanding of the health and behaviors of seagrass.
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