Accession Number : AD0719986

Title :   Ecology and Distribution of Algae on the Continental Coast of the Sea of Okhotsk (Ekologiya i Raspredelenie Vodoroslei Materikovogo Berega Okhotskogo Morya),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vozzhinskaya,V. B.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The ecology and distribution of marine bottom flora along the continental coast of Okhotsk Sea are discussed. There are five coastal regions with different composition of algae and their distribution within supralitoral (spray - zone), litoral (intertidal - zone) and sublitoral (subtidal zone): southwestern, northwestern, northern, northeastern, southeastern coasts. The main belts of algae are as follows: Urospora penicilliformis, Gloiopeltis capillaris, Heterochordaria abietina, Corallina pilulifera, Fucus evanescens, Porphyra sp., Diatomeae, Halosaccion spp., Lessonia laminarioides, Laminaria spp., Alaria spp., species of Rhodophyta. In spite of the algae there are lichens (Placoma and Caloplaca) in supralitoral, and marine grasses (Zostera marina) in the sublitoral. The distribution of algae on continental coast depends greatly on the origin of substratum, rhythm of tides, light, current, temperature, fog, solar radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALGAE, *OKHOTSK SEA), ECOLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, TIDES, SEA WATER, OCEAN CURRENTS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, FOG, SOLAR RADIATION, CLASSIFICATION, LICHENS, GRASSES, MARINE BIOLOGY, USSR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE