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NIOZ Wadden Sea Macrozoobenthos Balgzand 1971-present
Van der Veer H W (2017): NIOZ Wadden Sea Macrozoobenthos Balgzand 1971-present. v1.1. NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. Dataset/Metadata.

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In the late 1960-ties work on the productivity of intertidal benthos at Balgzand was started at NIOZ and this has resulted of a continuous series of benthos density and biomass data on a number of transects in late winter and late summer until present. In order to study the variability in impact of epibenthic predators on especially newly-settled bivalves, in 1983 a series of observations of densities of juvenile epibenthic predators (shrimps and shore crabs) was started on 3 locations, in 1998 extended to 5 locations at Balgzand and still running. As a result of the first inventory a bi-annual sampling programme (late winter/late summer) at three transects was started in 1989 in the Marsdiep tidal basin in the framework of the RWS BIOMON monitoring and carried out by NIOZ until recently.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, ANE, Southern Wadden Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, Southern Wadden Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1 January 1971 on [In Progress]

Occurrence of biota

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-07-14
Information last updated: 2017-07-14
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