ABSTRACT -(Characterisation of macroalgae in the marine communities of Cairuçú Environmental Protected Area, Parati, RJ -bases for future monitoring). Macroalgae can be used to indicate biological and physical disturbances in the environment. In this study, the phyto-benthic community structure served to characterise the Cairuçú Protected Area. Six sampling sites represented a variety of environmental conditions inside Parati Bay, RJ. The most wave-exposed site was Ponta da Cajaíba followed by moderately expo…
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