Kelp and red seaweeds (moderate energy infralittoral rock)

Description of Kelp and red seaweeds (moderate energy infralittoral rock)


flag A3.21
creatorIdentity remo
creationTime 2017-08-16T16:38:13.403
Last Maintainer Identity remo
modificationTime 2016-03-16T18:42:49
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Infralittoral rock subject to moderate wave exposure, or moderately strong tidal streams on more sheltered coasts. On bedrock and stable boulders there is typically a narrow band of kelp Laminaria digitata in the sublittoral fringe which lies above a Laminaria hyperborea forest and park. Associated with the kelp are communities of seaweeds, predominantly reds and including a greater variety of more delicate filamentous types than found on more exposed coasts (A3.11). The faunal component of the understorey is also less prominant than in A3.11.