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Bare rock/Talus/Scree: Unvegetated expanses of bedrock or broken rock.

Basic Description: A basic description of the element (e.g., a 3-inch fish, a small freshwater mussel with a trapezoidal-shaped shell). Note: Plant and animal descriptions are not quality controlled or standardized.

Bay/Sound: Subtidal (continuously submerged), open water, estuarine habitats, excluding river mouths.

BC: Abbreviation for the province of British Columbia. (Canada)

Big River: The largest streams, generally characterized by large perennial flows, large quantities of nutrients and organic matter, high turbidity, and fine sediments.

Biological Research Needs: Biological research that needs to be conducted in order to better determine the NatureServe Conservation Status of the element (listed in order of priority).

Bog/fen: Wetlands with peat or muck substrate resulting from unusual water chemistry; includes areas of highly mineralized groundwater discharge (e.g., many fens) as well as sterile rainwater catch-basins (e.g., many bogs) and other peatlands.

 


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