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Habitats of the Netherlands, German and Danish Wadden Sea: an outline map 1:100,000
Dijkema, K.S. (1992). Habitats of the Netherlands, German and Danish Wadden Sea: an outline map 1:100,000. Publ. Ser. Neth. Inst. Sea Res. 20: 239-242
In: Publication Series. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). NIOZ: Den Burg. ISSN 0923-330X, more

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  • Dijkema, K.S. (1992). Habitats of the Netherlands, German and Danish Wadden Sea: an outline map 1:100,000, in: Dankers, N.M.J.A. et al. (Ed.) Present and Future Conservation of the Wadden Sea: Proceedings of the 7th International Wadden Sea Symposium, Ameland 1990. 20: pp. 239-242, more

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Abstract
    To reach a better conservation and management of the Northwest European Wadden Sea, about one hundred scientists from almost all institutes in and around the area have compiled the ecological literature and unpublished data in a series of handbooks and a habitat map. The 1:100,000 outline map shows the habitats of the littoral and supralittoral areas in the Wadden Sea, a shallow sedimentary coastal sea, 450 km in length, that is situated along the southeastern North Sea. The map is a potential-biological map for benthic organisms, based on an integration of the environmental factors emersion period and sediment composition. Conspiciuous (communities of) organisms have been added (mussel beds, seagrass beds, salt marshes). The map presents the overall geographical distribution of the morphological forms and habitats. Based on this large-scale variation, the Wadden Sea has been subdivided into eight regions, which differ in the importance of the barrier system, the share of emerging flats, the exposition to wave action, the sediment composition, the distribution of seagrasses and salt marshes, and the occurrence of islands inside the area.

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