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Three species, Egregia menziesii, Alaria marginata, and Lessoniopsis littoralis, form a sequence with Lessoniopsis on the most exposed shores. Other fringe species are the laminarians, Costaria costata, and Laminaria setchellii and Cystoseira osmundacea (Sargassacea). Animals found in this zone include abalones (Haliotis rufescens and H. cracherodii), seastars (Pisaster ochraceus, Patiria minuata), and sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus). The sublittoral is dominated by the laminarians Nereocystis and Macrocystic pyrifera.

Dentatus with increasing wave exposure. Under extreme wave action the fucoids are limited and Mytilus edulis becomes the major occupier of space in the mid-shore. In the lower eulittoral zone, C. crispus and/or Mastocarpus stellatus dominate at all but the most exposed sites, where mussels are the most abundant macroorganism. C. crispus is found mainly on shelving and horizontal surfaces, whereas M. stellatus dominates the vertical ones (Pringle and Mathieson, 1987). Substrata with intermediate slopes are populated by a mixture of both algae.

Digitata, L. saccharina, and Agarum cribosum. However, other algae such as Desmarestia can form extensive beds, and species such as Chondrus dominate the understory layer. Crustose corallines such as species of Lithothamnion, Clathromorphum, and Phymatolithon are ubiquitous (Steneck, 1983; 1986). , 1987). Two alternative community states of the sublittoral community exist, depending on the population density of the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. When sea urchins are rare, communities of kelp and other macrophytes flourish.

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