A Note on Two Communities of Seagrasses and Rhizophytic Algae in Bermuda

A Note on Two Communities of Seagrasses and Rhizophytic Algae in Bermuda Abstract Communities of seagrasses (Thalassia testudinwn Banks ex König and Syringodium filiforme Kütz. in Hohenacker) and rhizophytic algae (Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamour., Penicillus capitatus Lamarck and Udotea flabellum (Ellis et Sol.) Lamour.) were sampled quantitatively from two sites in Bermuda. An intermixture of Thalassia and Syringodium occurs in the more exposed, sandy site, Whalebone Bay, whereas there is a sharp zonation of Thalassia (upper) and Syringodium (lower) in the more sheltered, soft-bottomed site, Ferry Reach. Thalassia was significantly more numerous (mean 903 shoots m~ 2 ) at Whalebone Bay compared with Ferry Reach (mean 394 shoots m~2), although plants were larger at Ferry Reach than at Whalebone Bay and the estimated Standing crop was not significantly different between the two sites. Halimeda incrassata and Penicillus capitatus were important in both beds, but Udotea flabellum was sparsely distributed. The rhizophytic algae were more abundant at Ferry Reach than at Whalebone Bay, and there was an inverse relationship between depth and number of Halimeda plants. In mixed Stands of Thalassia and Syringodium there was a tendency for exclusion of the rhizophytic algae, and in the pure stand of Syringodium at Ferry Reach, rhizophytic algae were absent. Introduction Lying in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Botanica Marina de Gruyter

A Note on Two Communities of Seagrasses and Rhizophytic Algae in Bermuda

Botanica Marina, Volume 26 (5) – Jan 1, 1983

Loading next page...
 
/lp/de-gruyter/a-note-on-two-communities-of-seagrasses-and-rhizophytic-algae-in-D1LK3CbYpo
Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
ISSN
0006-8055
eISSN
1437-4323
DOI
10.1515/botm.1983.26.5.243
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract Communities of seagrasses (Thalassia testudinwn Banks ex König and Syringodium filiforme Kütz. in Hohenacker) and rhizophytic algae (Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamour., Penicillus capitatus Lamarck and Udotea flabellum (Ellis et Sol.) Lamour.) were sampled quantitatively from two sites in Bermuda. An intermixture of Thalassia and Syringodium occurs in the more exposed, sandy site, Whalebone Bay, whereas there is a sharp zonation of Thalassia (upper) and Syringodium (lower) in the more sheltered, soft-bottomed site, Ferry Reach. Thalassia was significantly more numerous (mean 903 shoots m~ 2 ) at Whalebone Bay compared with Ferry Reach (mean 394 shoots m~2), although plants were larger at Ferry Reach than at Whalebone Bay and the estimated Standing crop was not significantly different between the two sites. Halimeda incrassata and Penicillus capitatus were important in both beds, but Udotea flabellum was sparsely distributed. The rhizophytic algae were more abundant at Ferry Reach than at Whalebone Bay, and there was an inverse relationship between depth and number of Halimeda plants. In mixed Stands of Thalassia and Syringodium there was a tendency for exclusion of the rhizophytic algae, and in the pure stand of Syringodium at Ferry Reach, rhizophytic algae were absent. Introduction Lying in the

Journal

Botanica Marinade Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1983

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off