Euphotic zone

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Definition

  • according to Hottinger (2006):

EUPHOTIC ZONE - the water layers in which light penetration permits the photosynthesis of eucaryotic cells, to about 140 m depth in pristine water bodies (blue deserts).


References

Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744

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