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Can you name the Lake Zones and Boundaries?

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DescriptionZone / Boundary
Volume of water where algal photosynthesis is (diurnally) greater than algal respiration.
Deeper, cooler layer of a stratified lake. Unmixed, respiration dominates.
The volume of water where there is net respiration.
Bottom of the lake where nothing grows.
Near shore zone, dominated by macrophytes, lower end characterised by lower limit of plants.
Surface mixed (turbulent) layer in lakes that exhibit a vertical temperature stratification.
The layer through which there is an abrupt temperature gradient.
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).
Open water region.

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