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Coccolithophore Aggregation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 471

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Phytoplankton
Biotic Subclass Coccolithophore Phytoplankton
Biotic Group Coccolithophore Aggregation
Biotic Community Coccolithus pelagicus Aggregation

Definition Waters dominated by coccolithophores. This group is distributed throughout the oceans and tends to have high light requirements, often aggregating in the upper water column and surface layer.