Boulders are often overturned by wave action during storms along the lower reaches of the rocky intertidal shore. Along the coast of Southern California, there is a fairly predictable sequence of species that colonize the bare rock as spores and then replace each other. This starts with the green algae Ulva, which is replaced after a year or so by various red algae and so on. This is an example of __________.

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    aggressive mimicry
    secondary succession
    primary succession
    a keystone species

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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primary succession
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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