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

Seagrass an indicator goes astray

Mediterranean seagrass ecosystem

Threats to cold water coral reefs, sand banks and seagrass habitats in the North Sea by climate change effects

Biogeomorphology of coastal systems

Eutrophication in coastal environments


Further reading

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>