The marine element in the fauna of the Bothnian Bay

  title={The marine element in the fauna of the Bothnian Bay},
  author={Ilpo Haahtela},
  journal={Hydrobiological Bulletin},
1. The Bothnian Bay, the northernmost basin of the Baltic Sea, is a large, open and shallow water body of low salinity and of arctic character. 2. The most prominent components of its fauna are the limnic and genuine brackish-water species and marine glacial relicts. 3. Eight to ten macroscopic species of euryhaline marine invertebrates, five of which are planktonic, have a breeding stock in the area. Six to ten marine species of fish are stationary. Their distribution is limited not only by… CONTINUE READING