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Opmerkelijke aantallen bruinvissen in de eerste helft van 2013
Haelters, J. (2013). Opmerkelijke aantallen bruinvissen in de eerste helft van 2013. De Strandvlo 33(2): 55-58
In: De Strandvlo: Driemaandelijks Tijdschrift van De Strandwerkgroep België. De Strandwerkgroep België: Ursel. ISSN 0773-3542, more
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Keywords
    Stranding; Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    In spring 2013 a record number of stranded and dead porpoises Phocoena phocoena has been recorded along the Belgian coast and further inland in the Scheldt bassin (harbour docks near Antwerp, tributaries). The author thinks a combination of shifted North Sea population (from north to south), a cold spring, bycatch (gillnetting) and construction works for a new wind mill park may have lead to this. The higher presence in the Scheldt estuary may be due to a restoring fish population in the river.

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