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Turf algae don’t have to eat because they make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. During photosynthesis they take carbon dioxide and energy from the sun and convert them into sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis takes place in organ-like parts in cells called chloroplasts. Because turf algae make their own food, they are producers.
- The Ecology of Turf Algae, Linda Preskitt. Department of Botany. University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. PDF file
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