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We assess the magnitude and variability of herbivory (i.e. leaf consumption and sloughing caused by herbivore bites) on the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa along the Spanish Mediterranean coast and test the hypothesis that this is higher in meadows growing in sheltered bays than in exposed, open zones. Total leaf loss by herbivores varied by about three orders of magnitude along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, from
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-111
JournalJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1996

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