Movement of Water Plants in Lake

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The following was sent to us via email:

    In a lake, there are lots of hydrophytes. But their pattern seems to change every now and then. For example, every day in the morning, these plants are spread across throughout the lake. But the same evening they move towards one corner of the lake and the rest of the lake is clear. It is the same routine I've watched for about 15days now. Why does this happen? Is there any phenomenon behind this behaviour of the water plants?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Really what you are asking about is the behavior of the lake, as the plants are being moved about by the water, rather than under their own power.
     
  3. gobo

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    the incoming water pushes them there and when the input stops they drift back?

    or a prevailing wind does something similar?

    or eager beavers who are not so eager that they finish the job by sundown?
     

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