Geography Quiz / Lake Zones and Boundaries

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Can you name the Lake Zones and Boundaries?

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DescriptionZone / Boundary
Open water region.
Volume of water where algal photosynthesis is (diurnally) greater than algal respiration.
Limit of light and therefore photosynthesis and plant growth.
The layer through which there is an abrupt temperature gradient.
Bottom of the lake where nothing grows.
Surface mixed (turbulent) layer in lakes that exhibit a vertical temperature stratification.
The volume of water where there is net respiration.
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.
Deeper, cooler layer of a stratified lake. Unmixed, respiration dominates.

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