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Influence of mangrove detritus in an estuarine ecosystem
Fleming, M.; Lin, G.; da Silveira Lobo Sternberg, L. (1990). Influence of mangrove detritus in an estuarine ecosystem. Bull. Mar. Sci. 47(3): 663-669
In: Bulletin of Marine Science. University of Miami Press: Coral Gables. ISSN 0007-4977, more
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  • Fleming, M.
  • Lin, G.
  • da Silveira Lobo Sternberg, L.

    This study has determined the relationship and extent of mangrove reduced carbon flow and its contribution to the diet of higher consumers in a nearby seagrass bed using stable isotope techniques. In a seagrass bed approximately 80 m from a riverine mangrove community, detritus from seagrass or other marine sources of carbon such as epiphytes (Stilophora rhizodes) or phytoplankton the major contributor of reduced carbon. Mangroves make only a localized contribution to the food chain, thus contributing a relatively low proportion of reduced carbon to this seagrass community.

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