The seaweed flora of a young semi-enclosed sea: The Baltic. Salinity as a possible agent of flora divergence

@article{Russell2006TheSF,
  title={The seaweed flora of a young semi-enclosed sea: The Baltic. Salinity as a possible agent of flora divergence},
  author={Geoffrey Russell},
  journal={Helgol{\"a}nder Meeresuntersuchungen},
  year={2006},
  volume={42},
  pages={243-250}
}
The salinity tolerances of Baltic and Atlantic populations ofFucus vesiculosus andChorda filum have been measured using net photosynthesis as an index of tissue damage. AtlanticFucus proved to have a broader salinity tolerance than AtlanticChorda, a result which is consistent with others published on the tolerances of intertidal and sublittoral marine species. The optimum salinity for all Atlantic plants was 11 or 34‰, but that of all Baltic plants was 6‰. BalticFucus andChorda were different… CONTINUE READING