Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 52 - 52.3 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Benthic algae and rooted aquatic plants require an area where they can be both near the ocean floor and still on the photic zone.

Work Step by Step

Look at figure 52.12. In the pelagic zone, the ocean floor is too far from the photic zone for these types of plants to be dominant over phytoplankton.
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