Marine Endolithic Cyanobacteria - 8

Solentia achromatica Ercegovic lines the floors of rock pools of Lee Stocking Island, Exuma Sound, Bahamas penetrating coastal limestone. Dense populations of this cyanobacterium are able to remove up to 50% of the surface layer of the rock. Grazing snails and echinoderms that feed on endolithic cyanobacteria contribute to further progressive coastal bioerosion.

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