Besides over a few decads macroalgae
have become more abundant in different tropical marine ecosystems often as a response to human activities (Mejia et al.
Western Region: Macroalgae
of Fernandina Island and the Western coast of Isabela Island are described as "rich, dense, and diverse" (Norris, 1978).
This points to a marked genotypic variability in heavy metal accumulation and agrees with the findings of  who reported that some macroalgae
can concentrate heavy metals in their tissues to several times higher than those in the ambient water.
Bioprospecting for lipophilic-like components of five Phaeophyta macroalgae
from the Portuguese coast.
take up inorganic nutrients for growth and can thus alleviate the seasonal nutrient depletion from aquaculture (Chopin et al.
Neither did prawns indirectly affect the biomass of macroalgae
through the removal of the mesoherbivore G.
Sanchez, Article: Microwave-Assisted Transesterification of Macroalgae
, Energies, 5, 862 (2012).
Chemical effects of macroalgae
on larval settlement of the broadcast spawning coral Acropora millepora.
On the western side of the island, the fore-reef terrace is characterized by the dominance of octocorals, macroalgae
and corals such as Dendrogyra cylindrus (Acosta & Acevedo 2006), Pontes spp.
EEI is an index used for evaluating anthropogenic impact/stress to benthic macroalgae
were scattered throughout both river reaches.
For lotic macroalgae
(sensu Sheath and Cole, 1992), recent studies have suggested that variations in the environment in small scale would represent the most important factor for their presence, and each variation would be determined by combinations of specific factors in microhabitat scale (Krupek et al.