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  • n. Two or three species of calcareous algae in the Corallinaceae family, that grow on the seabed.
  • n. A fertilizer derived from this algae.


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  • Greenpeace say the area in question is the only one off Sweden known to hold maerl beds, formed from slow-growing algae, and bubble reefs made of lime deposit, and is vulnerable to bottom trawling.

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE


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