Halimeda tuna f. platydisca (center).
Halimeda tuna
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Halimeda tuna f. platydisca (center) is the only target algal species being collected for the “Population Team” who are using molecular tools to identify relationships among populations throughout the study area. Halimeda is an important producer of carbonate sediments in Florida and Caribbean waters.

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