One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Emergent macrophytes are a major source of organic matter production in freshwater wetlands, and often represent the bulk of the plant material entering the detrital pool.’
- ‘The variations in the observed detrital influx primarily indicate variable rates of weathering and erosion of terrestrial sediments associated with climate and sea-level fluctuations.’
- ‘These detrital sediments have, however, been investigated archaeologically only to a depth of less than five meters in any part of the Niger Delta.’
- ‘The provenance for the detrital material in the general region was to the east, in the continental arc, where magmatic and deformed lower Mesozoic rocks were exposed.’
- ‘This material was available to epibenthic consumers, although it was more diluted with other detrital matter with increasing down-estuary distance.’
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