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Benthic regions within the North Sea
Dyer, M.F.; Fry, W.G.; Fry, P.D.; Cranmer, G.J. (1983). Benthic regions within the North Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 63(3): 683-693
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Dyer, M.F.
  • Fry, W.G.
  • Fry, P.D.
  • Cranmer, G.J.

Abstract
    During five annual ground fish surveys of the North Sea, all the benthic invertebrates trawled at 48 primary stations were recorded. The data were subjected to classification analysis, which showed a basic division between northern and southern North Sea benthos. The southern North Sea was further divided into three benthic regions, and the northern North Sea into four benthic regions (including one to the west of Shetland). The factors influencing the faunal assemblages in the various regions were discussed.

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