Epilimnion - summer stratification, Biology

Epilimnion - Summer Stratification

This forms the upper layer of the lake and consists of freely- circulating warm water which is well lighted though poor in nutrients. Most of the phytoplanktons grow in the epilimnion which is well aerated both due to photosynthetic oxygen production by plants and mixing by wind.

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