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Image Sue Scott - A dense mat of Ascophyllum nodosum mackaii. Image width ca 40 cm.
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LR.LLR.FVS.Ascmac recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences -
Water clarity preferences - High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Limiting Nutrients - Nitrogen (nitrates)
Other preferences -
Detached forms of Ascophyllum nodosum are known from several habitats. Ascophyllum nodosum var. mackaii is found on very sheltered shores, in sea lochs and is sometimes common on the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland and in these situations the ecad is sometimes present in great abundance. Sheltered or land-locked bays or situations in the lee of small islands are other favourable positions (Gibb, 1957).
This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2001. Ascophyllum nodosum ecad mackaii beds on extremely sheltered mid eulittoral mixed substrata. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 06/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=138&code=2004>