Light availability in the coastal ocean: Impact on the distribution of benthic photosynthetic organisms and their contribution to primary production

@article{Gattuso2006LightAI,
  title={Light availability in the coastal ocean: Impact on the distribution of benthic photosynthetic organisms and their contribution to primary production},
  author={Jean‐Pierre Gattuso and Bernard Gentili and Carlos M. Duarte and Joan Kleypas and Jack J. Middelburg and David Antoine},
  journal={Biogeosciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={489-513}
}
Abstract. One of the major features of the coastal zone is that part of its sea floor receives a significant amount of sunlight and can therefore sustain benthic primary production by seagrasses, macroalgae, microphytobenthos and corals. However, the contribution of benthic communities to the primary production of the global coastal ocean is not known, partly because the surface area where benthic primary production can proceed is poorly quantified. Here, we use a new analysis of satellite… 

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