Density-dependent recruitment after winter disturbance on tidal flats by the lugworm Arenicola marina

Abstract

The polychaete Arenicola marina is abundant and widespread on intertidal sand flats in Königshafen (island of Sylt, North Sea). Juveniles overwinter in subtidal channels and then colonize the upper tidal zone above the range of the adults. In the summers of 1995 and 1997, after a mild and a moderate winter, a distinct nursery belt fringing the shoreline was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s101520100076

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