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Littler et al. 1985


scientific article | Science

Deepest known plantlife discovered on an uncharted seamount

Littler MM, Littler DS, Blair SM, Norris JN



Abstract

The discovery of abundant autotrophic macrophytes living below 200 meters indicates their importance to primary productivity, food webs, sedimentary processes, and as reef builders in clear oceanic waters. Estimates concerning minimum light levels for macroalgal photosynthesis and macrophytic contributions to the biology and geology of tropical insular and continental borderlands must now be revised.

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Meta-data
Depth range
0- 268 m

Mesophotic “mentions”

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

Fields
Ecology
Community structure
Biodiversity

Focusgroups
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Bahamas

Platforms
Manned Submersible

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