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Zostera marina is a species of perennial herb in the family Zosteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Canada, Saint-Pierre Et Miquelon, North America, Alaska, and The Contiguous United States. They have simple, broad leaves. Zostera marina form sea grass beds.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000059
  • Definition: Seagrass beds are highly diverse and productive ecosystems, and can harbour hundreds of associated species from all phyla. They partly create their own habitat: the leaves slow down water-currents increasing sedimentation, and the seagrass roots and rhizomes stabilize the seabed.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Zostera marina L.. View this species on GBIF