This study has determined the relationship and extent of mangrove reduced carbon flow and its contribution to the diet of higher consumers in a nearby seagrass bed using stable isotope techniques. In a seagrass bed approximately 80 m from a riverine mangrove community, detritus from
seagrass or other marine sources of carbon such as epiphytes (Stilophora rhizodes) or phytoplankton the major contributor of reduced carbon. Mangroves make only a localized contribution to the food chain, thus contributing a relatively low proportion of reduced carbon to this seagrass
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