Lake Zones and Boundaries

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Volume of water where algal photosynthesis is (diurnally) greater than algal respiration.
The layer through which there is an abrupt temperature gradient.
Bottom of the lake where nothing grows.
Open water region.
Deeper, cooler layer of a stratified lake. Unmixed, respiration dominates.
Deep region of stratified lakes. Used to refer to deep-water sediments and their biota (benthos).
Near shore zone, dominated by macrophytes, lower end characterised by lower limit of plants.
Limit of light and therefore photosynthesis and plant growth.
The volume of water where there is net respiration.
Surface mixed (turbulent) layer in lakes that exhibit a vertical temperature stratification.

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