photosynthetic algae are most likely to be found in what zone?

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my question is asking about where most photosynthetic algae are found like in what zone

Jun 2nd, 2015

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algae are plants because they posses chlorophyll; a pigment necessary for the production of food(glucose) in plants. So the algae can be categorized as photosynthetic creatures.

The key to habitats for  algae is light for photosynthesis--the ability to synthesize carbohydrates using energy from the sun. The critical aspects are light, water quality and temperature, availability of carbon and other essential nutrients, and depth or tidal exposure.
Macroalgae  thrive in cold temperate oceans around the world and in polar oceans, including the Antarctic and Arctic.  In the tropics, algae grow on hard substrata like beachrock, coral reefs and on the roots of mangrove trees.

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