Habitat types key navigation

You can use the 'key navigation' function to identify a specific habitat by answering a set of questions. Starting from first question to next questions you select one of the possible answers. Here are samples of possible answers:
  • No ( 002 ) - Leading to question named '002'
  • Yes [ G ] - Leading to another questions subset of level G
  • No Factsheet icon[ E6 ] - Links directly to factsheet for E6
Additionally the diagram may be used for reference.


Category : (A8 )Ice-associated marine habitats
Diagram : Diagram icon


Question a41 :   Interface?
   Is the habitat developed at the interface between the lower surface of the ice and the water column below (path = Yes), or is it on the upper surface of or within the ice itself (path = No)?
Answers:
Yes Factsheet icon [ A8.4 ] No (Question a42 )


Question a42 :   Brine channel within ice?
   Is the habitat developed within the ice matrix in a three-dimensional network of tubes and channels containing brine solution, characterised by low light intensity, low temperature and high salinity (path = Yes)?
Answers:
Yes Factsheet icon [ A8.3 ] No (Question a43 )


Question a43 :   Origin of ice
   Is the ice of freshwater origin, originating from a glacier (path = freshwater ice), or is it frozen seawater (path = sea ice)?
Answers:
sea ice Factsheet icon [ A8.1 ] freshwater ice Factsheet icon [ A8.2 ]

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