Quantitative sampling is used to estimate seaweed abundance and distribution. (And sometimes to estimate dispersal patterns!) Some people quantify seaweeds destructively by collecting them. As a class studying in a biological preserve, we prefer to patiently count individual seaweeds in their natural setting or to estimate their per cent cover on the rocks. Choose your method after you:
Other ideas for ecological studies
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