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Hormosira banksii (Phaeophyceae): a tough survivor in the harsh conditions of high intertidal pools in southeast Australia

Jones (Kain), Joanna

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Hormosira banksii, the most successful intertidal fucoid in the southern hemisphere, usually inhabits only the lower shore. On Kainga Reef, at 36°S on the New South Wales coast, it is one of only two macroalgae in most of the pools on a platform above xthe lowest high water; 29 pools in the middle of the platform were monitored photographically for 12 years. Recruitment was not seasonal. It took about 5–8 months for germlings to become visible, when they consisted of about 3 vesicles. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98821
Source: European Journal of Phycology
DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2015.1075594

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