The effects of sea urchin grazing and drift algal blooms on a subtropical seagrass bed community.

@article{Maci2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of sea urchin grazing and drift algal blooms on a subtropical seagrass bed community.},
  author={Maci{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={246 1},
  pages={53-67}
}
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Subtropical seagrass beds can be subject to relatively high levels of direct herbivory and large blooms of drift algae, both of which can have important effects on the floral and faunal components of the community. Caging experiments were used to investigate these factors in a Thalassia testudinum bed in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Abundance of sea urchins, Lytechinus variegatus, and drift algae was manipulated within the cages. Naturally occurring levels of urchin grazing do not appear to affect… CONTINUE READING

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