Seagrasses

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Seagrasses
    • Phyla
      • Class: Monocotyle- dons
      • Phylum: Angiosperm
      • Order: Alismatales
      • Kingdom: Plantae
    • Distribution
      • Northern latitudes except Antartica
      • Clear waters of intertidal zone
      • 60 species
    • European species
      • Nostera noltii
        • 2-5 narrow leaves
        • Muddy intertidal sands
      • Cymodocea nodosa
        • Warm water, clear shallow subtidal
        • 2-5 narrow leaves
      • Nostera marina
        • 3-7 narrow leaves
        • Clear waters of intertidal zone
    • Tropical seagrasses
      • Most found inshore
      • Sheltered from waves
      • Connected to mangrove or coral reef
      • Slow growing system
    • Adaptations
      • Pollination by water
      • Leaf epidermis have chloroplasts
      • Anchorage
      • Grown and function fully submerged
      • Tolerance for salinity
    • Reduction of species
      • 29% of habitats gone
      • Global areas declining fast
      • Primary food source for turtles etc
      • Human activities: coastal development, pollutants in water etc

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Marine ecosystems resources »