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Marine algae

LC control 85081114
LC classificationQK570.2 General
QK570.4 QK580.5 Local
SH390 SH390.5 Fisheries
Topical headingMarine algae
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Variant(s)Sea vegetables
Vegetables, Sea
See alsoAlgae
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Marine plants
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Found inHuisman, J.M. Marine plants of Australia, 2000: p. 1 ("Marine plants fall into two broad ecological categories: those that are attached, either to the sea bottom or to other plants and animals--these are known as 'benthic' plants; and those that are unattached, their travels being largely at the whim of currents and waves--they are known as the 'phytoplankton' ... While the phytoplankton have great ecological importance, they are mostly small, single-celled organisms that are generally invisible to the naked eye ... The benthic plants can be further divided into two broad groups: the algae (singular 'alga') and the seagrasses.") p. 5 ("Benthic marine algae are also known as 'seaweeds' ... In the scientific community the use of the term 'seaweeds' is declining ...")