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Trends in biomass, density and diversity of North Sea macrofauna
Total biomass and biomass of large taxonomic groups (polychaetes, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms) and species diversity of the macrofauna were determined for almost 200 North Sea stations sampledExpand
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The benthic infauna of the North Sea: species distribution and assemblages
Assemblages were further separated by the 30,50 m and 100 m depth contour as well as by thesediment type. In addition to widely distributed species, cold water speciesdo not occur further south thanExpand
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Feeding ecology and growth of O‐group flatfish (sole, dab and plaice) on a nursery ground (Southern Bight of the North Sea)
The food composition of O-group sole Solea solea, dab Limanda limanda and plaice Pleuronectes platessa on a nursery ground at Gravelines, France, included 17-25 taxa. Sole (new settlers) fed mainlyExpand
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Macrobenthic resources of the shallow soft-bottom sediments in the eastern English Channel and southern North Sea
To obtain a baseline for future comparisons and to assist in the conservation of marine biodiversity, the distribution patterns and faunal composition of shallow (0–15 m depth) macrobenthicExpand
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Warm-water decapods and the trophic amplification of climate in the North Sea
A long-term time series of plankton and benthic records in the North Sea indicates an increase in decapods and a decline in their prey species that include bivalves and flatfish recruits. Here, weExpand
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Influence of spatial scales of observation on temporal change in diversity and trophic structure of fine-sand communities from the English Channel and the southern North Sea
Along the coast of France in the English Channel, muddy fine-sand communities are restricted to bays and estuaries, but in the southern North Sea they stretch out to larger areas (mesoscaleExpand
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First Record of the American Jack Knife Clam Ensis Directus on the French Coast of the North Sea
Ensis directus (Bivalvia: Solenidae) was noted for the first time along the French coast of the North Sea in June 1991. High numbers of post larvae after a period of northerly winds indicate thatExpand
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Long-term variability of the Abra alba community in the southern bight of the North Sea
Le peuplement a Abra alba de la region de Gravelines fait l'objet d'un suivi a long terme depuis 1976. Pendant cette periode, des fluctuations brutales et imprevisibles de sa composition specifiqueExpand
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Is the ‘muddy heterogeneous sediment assemblage’ an ecotone between the pebbles community and the Abra alba community in the southern bight of the North Sea?
Abstract Three assemblages of the Southern Bight of the North Sea seem to constitute a special system of two adjoining communities separated by an ecotone. The specific trait of the middleExpand
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