Whether weed plantations are on the surface of the ground or the weeds are aquatic, matters not. Whether aquatic weed control or whether its elimination altogether is sought depends on the aquatic setting. Generally speaking, however, the very classifying of a species of flora as weed is an indication that it is detrimental to other species, both flora and fauna, within the marina. But on land there is this horticultural belief that certain weed species need to be retained or preserved.
There is irony in this natural phenomena. The bee species is considered to be one of the most vital ingredients in the entire food chain on which all species, including those beneath the waves, must depend on. Take away just one species of migrating bees and you have the potential to wipe out an entire ecosystem. Horticulturalists believe that there are certain weed species that are a preferred feeding source for bee colonies.
So it becomes essential to retain some of the growth rather than to wipe it out entirely. Doing the latter, you will plainly see, has obvious and negative consequences. A similar approach could be taken to life below the surface of the water. You begin to appreciate the need for aquatic weed control rather than the elimination of all aquatic weeds altogether. As they say; leave something behind for the others to feed on.
It is the cruel but natural order of things. The fittest will always survive apparently. It is almost like saying that women are still the weaker sex. Never mind the opposing views that libertarians will hold on this but naturalists will argue just how vital the female chromosomes are to the natural environment. But if one species is allowed to dominate it creates challenges for all others.
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