Water Reporter Heather Osterfeld captured this photo of dislodged eelgrass floating near the shore in Maquoit Bay in Brunswick, in September 2021. The massive loss of eelgrass reported by DEP between 2018-2022 aligns with observational data collected by volunteer Water Reporters, where many documented large quantities of torn and uprooted eelgrass washing ashore in eastern Casco Bay in August and September of 2021.