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BfG-Monitoring in the German North Sea estuaries: Macrozoobenthos
Nehring, S.; Leuchs, H. (1999). BfG-Monitoring in the German North Sea estuaries: Macrozoobenthos. Senckenb. Marit. 29(Suppl.): 107-111
In: Senckenbergiana Maritima: wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen der Senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller): Stuttgart. ISSN 0080-889X, more
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    Estuaries; Macrobenthos; Monitoring; Zoobenthos; ANE, Germany, German Bight [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine; Brackish water

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  • Nehring, S., more
  • Leuchs, H.

    In 1995 the Federal Institute of Hydrology began a monitoring programme on macrozoobenthos in the German North Sea estuaries. First results show that each estuary has its own characteristic sublittoral macrofauna coenosis. Several species could be detected by the BfG-Monitoring in the estuaries for the first tim (Ems: seven species, e.g. Streblospio benedicti, Nephtys paradoxa, Gammarus tigrinus; Jade: two species, Nephtys longosetosa and N. cirrosa; Weser: two species, Polydora ligerica and Spio filicornis; Elbe: seven species, e.g. Malacocerus tetracerus, Corophium lacustre, Pseudocuma longicornis). Detecting these eigtheen "new" species on only one survey shows the importance of long-term studies of benthic communities.

  • BfG - Estuary Monitoring Programme Macrozoobenhos, more

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