Marine algae and seagrasses of Mersin shore (Mediterranean, Turkey)
V. Aysel, E.S. Okudan, H. Erdugan
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Biology Department, Canakkale, TURKEY
In this research, marine algae and seagrasses were investigated in the upper infralittoral zone of Mersin (Turkish Mediterranean coasts). A total of 396 algae and 5 seagrasses were determined. 36 of them belong to blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae), 204 to red algae [Rhodellophyceae (2), Compsopogonophyceae (2), Bangiophyceae (6), Florideophyceae(I94)], 82 to brown algae (Fucophyceae), 74 to green algae [Chlorophyceae (7), Ulvophyceae (19), Trentepohliophyceae (1), Cladophorophyceae (25), Bryopsidophyceae (20), Dasycladophyceae (2)] and 5 to seagrasses (Liliopsida).
Keywords: Blue-green algae, red algae, brown algae, green algae, seagrasses, Mersin, Mediterranean, Turkey