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Image Sue Scott - Ascophyllum nodosum with epiphytes (SIR.AscSAs). Image width ca 30 cm.
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IR.SIR.Lag.AscSAs recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
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|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Algal patches may also act as nursery grounds for various species and birds may also feed here because the invertebrates within the macroalgal canopies may be an important food source.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2001. Ascophyllum nodosum with epiphytic sponges and ascidians on variable salinity infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 05/09/2015]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=328&code=1997>