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Belgian shipwreck: hotspots for marine biodiversity BEWREMABI: final report
Mallefet, J.; Zintzen, V.; Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Vincx, M.; De Maersschalck, V.; Steyaert, M.; Degraer, S.; Cattrijsse, A.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). Belgian shipwreck: hotspots for marine biodiversity BEWREMABI: final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussel. 151 pp.

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  • VLIZ: Reports M225 [138908]
  • VLIZ: Open Repository 138909 [ OMA ]
Document type: Final report

Keywords
    Biodiversity; Habitat selection; Underwater habitats; Wrecks; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Belgian Shipwreck: hotspots for Marine Biodiversity, more

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  • De Maersschalck, V., more
  • Steyaert, M., more
  • Degraer, S., more
  • Cattrijsse, A., more
  • Vanden Berghe, E., more

Abstract
    The main aim of the project is to document the fauna found on five shipwrecks in the Belgian part of the North Sea (map). While we have a fairly good understanding of the fauna of soft bottoms of our part of the North Sea, the fauna of these artificial hard substrates is largely unknown. Study of these habitats will allow us to understand species distribution patterns, and allow us to predict which species to expect on other artificial hard substrates, such as sokkels of wind mills. It is a two year research project carried out in the framework of the SPSD-II research action of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.

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  • Macrodat database 4, more

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