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Long-term studies of macrozoobenthos in intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats near the island of Norderney (East Frisian coast, Germany)
Dörjes, J.; Michaelis, H.; Rhode, B. (1986). Long-term studies of macrozoobenthos in intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats near the island of Norderney (East Frisian coast, Germany). Hydrobiologia 142: 217-232
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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Keywords
    Benthos; Eulittoral zone; Long-term changes; Sublittoral zone; ANE, Germany, Niedersachsen, East Frisian I. [Marine Regions]; ANE, Germany, Niedersachsen, Norderney I. [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Dörjes, J.
  • Michaelis, H.
  • Rhode, B.

Abstract
    Near the East Frisian island of Norderney two sites are investigated permanently in order to study long-term fluctuations of macrozoobenthos: one transect (since 1977) at the northern side in shallow subtidal waters and another one (since 1976) at the sheltered southern side in the intertidal area of the Wadden Sea. Since 1980 the investigations have been continued in the frame of COST-47, sedimentary intertidal programme (including the shallow subtidal habitats colonized by the Macoma balthica community). The results up to 1984, respectively to 1985, are presented and the changes of abundance of the dominant species are discussed. Discussed are also the influences of water temperatures and sediment disturbances caused by wave action. There is evidence that the intertidal variety of the Macoma balthica community shows a greater stability than the subtidal variety.

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