Wadden Sea mussel beds invaded by oysters and slipper limpets: competition or climate control?

@article{Nehls2006WaddenSM,
  title={Wadden Sea mussel beds invaded by oysters and slipper limpets: competition or climate control?},
  author={Georg Nehls and Susanne Diederich and David W. Thieltges and Matthias Strasser},
  journal={Helgoland Marine Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={135-143}
}
Introduced species are often considered to be a threat to residents, but not all reciprocal trends may reflect species interaction. In the northern German Wadden Sea, native mussel Mytilus edulis beds are declining and overgrown by introduced Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas and slipper limpets Crepidula fornicata. We review the population development of the three species and analyse whether the invading species may be responsible for the decline of native mussels. The Pacific oyster… CONTINUE READING
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