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AEBR 310 Characterising the shallow, soft-seafloor biomes of northern New Zealand’s Bay of Islands


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Low-relief red-algae turf extends over about 40% of sandy seafloors of ‘Ipipiri Platform’ in eastern Bay of Islands, its spatial extent apparently steady over recent decades. In contrast, the extent of the subtidal seagrass (presently about 5%) has apparently varied substantially. Subtidal seagrass is rare today, and the algal-turf biome is undescribed elsewhere. These bottom-stabilising vegetative biomes are probably the long-term surficial ecological communities of recent geological times.

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AEBR: 310;
ISSN: 1179-6480;
ISBN: 978-1-991080-61-5;
AUTHOR: Booth, J.D.; Griffiths, R.; Booth, W.E.; D’Archino, R.; Nelson, W.A.; Kerr, V.C.; Willoughby, R.S.;

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