eelgrass


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eelgrass

An organic material composed of a dried grass-like sea plant; fabricated as a blanket, usually enclosed by kraft paper; the resulting enclosed air spaces provide resistance to heat flow; has been used as a thermal insulator.
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In the Prangli area eelgrass prevailed on sandy bottoms at the southern side of the island at 2-5 m depth (500-1200 m from the shore).
This substance is considered a poison to the eelgrass and can also gather up in big amounts, eventually looking like a huge seabed.
which combined with allometric methods could simplify assessments of eelgrass leaf biomass and productivity [9,10].
Annual populations are most likely encountered in relatively unsheltered habitats, or at the north latitudinal extreme of the species range, where harsh seasonal conditions, such as freezing, reduce the survival of eelgrass [18, 22].
Soon we're floating in beds of eelgrass, where the lightest touch of the water sends swirls of blue and green around the kayaks.
This is thought to be due partly to eutrophication, which favours mats of filamentous "nuisance" algae which shade and suffocate the eelgrass, and partly to the loss of cod, which has resulted in a huge increase in numbers of smaller predatory fish.
Eelgrass Zostera marina loss in temperate estuaries: relationship to land derived nitrogen loads and effect of light limitation imposed by algae.
Flume observations on flow dynamics in Zostera marina (eelgrass) beds.
Eelgrass plots with more genetic diversity tended to regrow to their former density faster, she and Stachowicz reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.
This remote region of tundra and steep volcanic mountains is edged by shallow-water embayments containing extensive intertidal stands of eelgrass (Ward et al., 1997).
But both researchers suspect the turtles' normal herbivory diet of eelgrass and algae is being supplemented with animal matter.
The state of Oregon has raised an issue over potential significant destruction of eelgrass, an important habitat for salmon, among other fish.