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Geologic Substrate (Substrate Origin)

Component: Substrate

Unique Identifier: 25

Substrate Origin Geologic Substrate
Substrate Class Rock Substrate
Unconsolidated Mineral Substrate

Definition Benthic substrates where percent cover of Rock and Unconsolidated Mineral Substrate exceeds percent cover of both Biogenic and Anthropogenic Substrates, considered separately. When Geologic Substrate is present, but does not constitute the dominant substrate origin, it may be included as a Co-occurring Element.