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Can you name the Lake Zones and Boundaries?

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

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