Causes of the eelgrass wasting disease: Van der Werff's changing theories

@article{Nienhuis1994CausesOT,
  title={Causes of the eelgrass wasting disease: Van der Werff's changing theories},
  author={Piet H. Nienhuis},
  journal={Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology},
  year={1994},
  volume={28},
  pages={55-61}
}
  • Piet H. Nienhuis
  • Published 1994
  • Biology
  • Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology
  • The 1930's wasting disease among the North Atlantic population of eelgrass,Zostera marina, is still an ecological and historical enigma, despite several attractive theories. Van der Werff investigated the die-back of eelgrass in the thirties in the Dutch Wadden Sea, and he considered the micro-organismLabyrinthula as the possible cause of the disease. In 1980, Grevelingen lagoon, harbouring an extensive population ofZostera marina, experienced a major decline of the area covered by the… CONTINUE READING

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