This 5-year review is a periodic analysis of Johnson's seagrass to ensure that the listing…
About the Species
Johnson's seagrass plays a major role in the health of "benthic" (anything associated with or occurring on the bottom of a body of water) resources as a shelter and nursery habitat. It has Johnson's seagrass was the first—and only—marine plant species to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. It is listed as threatened under the ESA.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting Johnson’s seagrass. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Throughout Its Range
Behavior and Diet
Where They Live
Lifespan & Reproduction
In the Spotlight
We published a final rule to list Johnson's seagrass as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1998. We designated critical habitat on April 5, 2000. In addition, we published a recovery plan for the species on October 4, 2002.
Recovery Planning and Implementation
Species Recovery Contact
Adam Brame, Recovery Coordinator
Johnson's Seagrass may have the most limited distribution of any seagrass on earth, known to only…
Data & Maps
Tracks the implementation of recovery actions from Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plans.