Those findings are balanced somewhat by positive signs for the future. Not only did the large Susquehanna Flats grass bed survive Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, but grasses in the mid-bay witnessed a drastic increase, and the first grass bed since 1998 was seen in the James River. The bay's rockfish population, once threatened, remains stable and above target. The adult female crab population, though down, is still within the sustainable range. Early news of a 20-year high in the number of juvenile crabs gives us hope for very positive population numbers to come.