Seagrass

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Definition of Seagrass (pl. seagrasses):
Members of marine seed plants that grow chiefly on sand or sand-mud bottom. They are most abundant in water less than 9 metres deep. The common types are: Eelgrass (Zostera), Turtle grass (Thallasia) and Manatee grass (Syringodium).[1].
This is the common definition for Seagrass (pl. seagrasses), other definitions can be discussed in the article

References

  1. CoPraNet glossary [1]

See also

Seagrass meadows

Biogeomorphology of aquatic systems

Eutrophication in coastal environments


den Hartog, C., 1970. The sea-grasses of the world. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company.


Davison, D.M. & Hughes, D.J., 1998. Zostera biotopes: An overview of dynamics and sensitivity characteristics for conservation management of marine SACs, Vol. 1. Scottish Association for Marine Science, (UK Marine SACs Project). Available from http://www.ukmarinesac.org.uk/


Tyler-Walters, H., 2007. Zostera marina. Common eelgrass. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 14/09/2007]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/Zosteramarina.htm>


Tyler-Walters, H., 2005. Zostera noltii. Dwarf eelgrass. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 14/09/2007]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/Zosteranoltii.htm>