maerl


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maerl

(ˈmeɪɜːl)
n
an accumulation of red coralline algae
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Usman Yousaf owns Maerl Borough while Amir Abdullah has six offshore companies established in PANAMA.
Suitable for both beginner and advanced snorkellers, it showcases a variety of marine life including dogfish, barrel jellyfish, anemones, lobster, crab, kelp forests and maerl, an unusual red coralline algae.
These plans are designed to improve the health of our seas, and will additionally benefit society by protecting kelp and rocky reefs which help reduce coastal erosion by dampening the effects of storms, and recovering the health of maerl beds which capture and store carbon, as well as providing safe nursery habitats other marine life, including commercially important species.
Le Foil (1993) found that juveniles (carapace length > 50 mm) of Maja brachydactyla (referred as Maja squinado) inhabit sand, mud-sand, gravel, rock, and maerl seafloors, mainly at 15 m depth; however, the habitat of younger juveniles was not found.
Beneath the waves, dolphins, porpoises, whales, sharks and seals share the same waters as fragile and slow-growing maerl beds, cold-water corals and horse mussel reefs.
The Celtic Seas are home to a spectacular array of wildlife - dolphins, porpoises and seals share the same waters as fragile and slowgrowing maerl beds and cold-water corals.
Community structure and food web based on stable isotopes (a15 N and a13 C) analysis of a North Eastern Atlantic maerl bed.
Marine habitats in decline include horse mussel, maerl and seagrass beds.