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Cheney and Dyer 1974


scientific article | Mar Biol

Deep-water benthic algae of the Florida Middle Ground

Cheney DP, Dyer III JP


Abstract

The composition and seasonality of the benthic algae of the Florida Middle Ground, an offshore area of extensive reef outcroppings, 25 to 60 m deep in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, are described. Collections and observations were made by SCUBA diving during June, July, and September, 1971, and January 1972. Ninety-one algal species (92 taxa) were obtained, including 6 species newly reported for Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The flora is predominantly tropical, with Caribbean affinities. Marked seasonal differences in species diversity and abundance were present. An extensive or well-anchored holdfast system was a common feature of those species which appeared to be perennial.

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Depth range
25- 60 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
0 x (total of 2225 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity
Oceanography
Ecology

Focusgroups
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
USA - Pulley Ridge

Platforms
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

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