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18 Florida Lakes II-2 - Littoral Zone zone of rooted plants...

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Some of the most biologically productive systems in the world Year round growing seasons for large aquatic plants (macrophytes), as well as for microscopic primary producers (algae, phytoplankton) throughout the water column. Susceptible to invasive plant species, algae blooms and nuisance native plant overgrowth, frequently triggered by anthropogenic inputs of limiting plant nutrients . Florida’s lakes are generally shallow and warm .
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Euphotic zone: light sufficient for photosynthesis Dysphotic Zone Rooted plants Extensive Littoral Zones and Euphotic Zones
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Unformatted text preview: Littoral Zone: zone of rooted plants Dysphotic zone: light insufficient for photosynthesis Florida Lakes Florida Lake Origins and Types Sinkhole lakes The most common origin of lake formation in Florida Karst Landscapes Coastal Dune Lakes Shore currents deposit sediments along a coastal inlet or bay and the water in the inlet or bay is cut off from the sea. Extraterrestrial Lakes Formed by meteorite collisions with the Earth, which is suggested for the formation of Ocean Pond in Baker County....
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