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Structure of rhodolith beds from 4 to 55 meters deep along the southern coast of Espírito Santo State, Brazil
(Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, 2007)
Rhodoliths are one of the most extensive benthic communities of the Brazilian continental shelf, but their structure is poorly known. The richest marine flora of Brazil’s coastal zone is found in Espírito Santo State and ...
The role of encrusting coralline algae in the diets of selected intertidal herbivores
(Springer Verlag, 2006)
Kalk Bay, South Africa, has a typical south coast zonation pattern with a band of seaweed dominating the mid-eulittoral and sandwiched between two molluscan-herbivore dominated upper and lower eulittoral zones. Encrusting ...
Of purple laver, tongue weed and hedgehog seaweed: common red seaweeds of the Cape Peninsula
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2001)
The fourth part of our series on the common intertidal seaweeds of the Cape Peninsula looks at the red seaweeds, which form by far the largest group of seaweeds on the Peninsula and dominate the mid to lower intertidal ...
Life at the margins of the continents: an examination of the intertidal marine life of the south Western Cape
(Field Guides Association of Southern Africa, 2010)
Imagine surviving in an environment that is neither truly marine nor truly terrestrial. That area just beyond the low-water mark of neap tides along the seashore is an example of just such an environment. The organisms ...
Of dead man's fingers, cord weed and hanging wrack: common brown seaweeds of the Cape Peninsula
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2000)
In this, the second in the series on common intertidal seaweeds of the Cape Peninsula, we look at the brown seaweeds common to our rocky shores, with the exception of kelp, which will be covered in the next issue of Veld ...
Don't cut that 'grass'
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2006)
Introduction: Have you ever noticed the abundance of wildflowers on public open spaces during spring in Cape Town? I suppose some Capetonians would be aware of Rondebosch Common and the astonishing botanical diversity ...
The South African Astronomical Observatory: a treasure house of history and biodiversity
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2010)
Traces the history of the Royal Observatory Cape of Good Hope, today known as the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). Describes the flora and its management.
Kelp forests: forests of a different kind
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2011)
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines a forest as being 'more than 0.5 ha with trees higher than 5 m and a canopy cover of more than 10%, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ', ...
A comparison of various seaweed-based diets and formulated feed on growth rate of abalone in a land-based aquaculture system
The effects of different diets on growth in the cultured South African abalone, Haliotis midae (Linnaeus), was investigated. Growth of juvenile Haliotis midae was monitored on a commercial abalone farm over a period of ...
Two new melobesioid algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta), Synarthrophyton robbenense sp. nov. and S. munimentum sp. nov., in South Africa and Namibia
(International Phycological Society, 1997)
Synarthrophyton robbenense sp. nov. and S. munimentum sp. nov., the fourth and fifth species in this apparently southern hemisphere genus, are described from southern Africa. Synarhrophyton robbenense occurs on rock and ...