Direct contribution of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum to lime mud production

Abstract

Seagrass beds contribute to oceanic carbonate lime mud production by providing a habitat for a wide variety of calcifying organisms and acting as efficient sediment traps. Here we provide evidence for the direct implication of Thalassia testudinum in the precipitation of aragonite needles. The crystals are located internally in the cell walls, and as… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4835

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