How to Transplant Seagrass


Providing the aquatic ecosystem with shelter and first-class breeding grounds, seagrass beds can be found growing underwater in warm saltwater conditions. While seagrass beds are highly important in maintaining a healthy underwater ecosystem, storms along with boat propellers and other types of water traffic easily rip and tear at the underwater seagrass beds. Transplanting new seagrass life into the sea bed can be highly beneficial to the underwater environment and can be done by just about anyone.

Step 1

Determine what type of seagrass is growing in the area where you want to transplant your seagrass sprouts.

Step 2

Purchase the proper seagrass seeds from an online retailer or your local agricultural program, which will generally promote the transplanting and provide you with the seeds for free.

Step 3

Fill a shallow plastic container, such as a children’s pool, with warm saltwater and plant the seagrass seeds according to package directions.

Step 4

Use a boat to reach the transplanting sight and place the seagrass sprouts into a container that will hold them while you dive into the planting area.

Step 5

Dive into the planting area using proper diving equipment. Nestle the sea grass sprouts into the sea bed until they do not float to the surface. The seagrass will begin to take root in its new planting location within a few days.

Things You'll Need

  • Seagrass seeds
  • Shallow plastic container
  • Saltwater
  • Diving equipment
  • Boat


  • Environmental Protection Authority: Seagrass Rehabilitation An Overview
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Jason M. Bruner is a freelance writer who has been in the field for more than five years. His content has been previously published on sites such as eHow.