Macrostructure of benthos along a salinity gradient: The case of Sivash Bay (the Sea of Azov), the largest hypersaline lagoon worldwide

  title={Macrostructure of benthos along a salinity gradient: The case of Sivash Bay (the Sea of Azov), the largest hypersaline lagoon worldwide},
  author={Nickolai V. Shadrin and Elena Kolesnikova and Tatiana Revkova and Alexandr A. Latushkin and Anna A. Chepyzhenko and Nikolay R. Dyakov and Elena V. Anufriieva},
  journal={Journal of Sea Research},

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