Aquatic CommunitiesBlake Sutton

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Aquatic Communities Blake Sutton In this lab we discussed several characteristics of the different lake zones and what their importance was. The littoral zone is the zone closest to the shore or the shoreline. This area has the most diversity out of all the different zones. This area supports the life for many plant species and other types of organisms. These plants provide for the ecosystem as primary producers. The next zone is the limnetic zone which is the open, off-shore area of the lake. This zone contains the trophogenic zone and the tropholytic zone. These zones contain photosynthetic species which also helps to aid in the primary producer duties. Finally in the profundal zone which is the lowest zone in the lake, there is a lot of bacterial decomposition. There is very little light in this area and there is a high concentration of carbon dioxide. This is the home for bacterial, fungal and some protistan species. We took several measurements at the lake to find out different information.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course BIO 181 taught by Professor Milton during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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