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wrack

1. seaweed or other marine vegetation that is floating in the sea or has been cast ashore
2. any of various seaweeds of the genus Fucus, such as F. serratus (serrated wrack)

cull, brack, wrack

A piece of lumber or brick of a quality below the lowest accepted grade or below specifications.

wrack

1. The lowest grade of softwood.
2. A cull.
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The aims of this study are (1) to describe the wrack accumulation patterns and taxonomic composition, (2) to assess annual losses of the loose-lying macroalgal community through casts ashore, and (3) to compare these amounts with the commercially harvested biomass of the community.
These three sites were selected because they are adjacent to the 5 m isobath and considering also the historical aspect of wrack collection.
Stepwise linear regression analysis was used to describe the functional relationship between wrack accumulation, sum of significant wind velocities, distance of the 5 m isobath, and wave exposure (StatSoft Inc., 2006).
Based on the obtained regression equations the wrack accumulation of F.
The beach casts were assumed to be negligible during the period of ice cover; therefore, annual wrack accumulations were defined as wrack accumulation during the ice-free period.