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Algal Particles (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 464

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Floating/Suspended Plants and Macroalgae
Biotic Subclass Floating/Suspended Macroalgae
Biotic Group Algal Particles
Biotic Community Gracilaria Particles
Kelp Particles
Rockweed Particles
Sargassum Particles
Ulva Particles

Definition Areas dominated by live drifting or floating macroalgae, or macroalgal pieces. They do not form rafts, but their distribution in the water column is at a density that can be clearly observed with the human eye.