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Image Keith Hiscock - Himanthalia elongata and Laminaria digitata on lower shore bedrock. Image width ca XX cm.
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LR.ELR.FR.Him recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - Field unresearched
Water clarity preferences - High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Limiting Nutrients - Nitrogen (nitrates)
Other preferences -
Nitrogen is the primary resource that limits seaweed growth and consequently variations in seaweed growth should parallel variations in nitrogen supply (Lobban & Harrison, 1997).
This review can be cited as follows:
Budd, G.C. 2002. Himanthalia elongata and red seaweeds on exposed lower eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 31/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=360&code=1997>