Macroflora ( Barnegat Bay).

R. E. Loveland, J. F. Brauner, J. E. Taylor, M. J. Kennish

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Zostera marina, Ulva lactuca, Gracilaria tikvahiae, Codium fragile, Ceramium fastigiatum and Agardhiella subulata dominate the macroflora of Barnegat Bay. Benthic macroalgae and eelgrass represent an important source of primary production. As well as supporting epifaunal and epiflora populations, macroflora attract a rich infaunal community and provide a habitat for many aquatic organisms. By baffling waves and currents and stabilising sediments, macrophytes influence local hydrology. Eelgrass in particular supplies a significant quantity of detritus to the ecosystem. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-94
Number of pages17
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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