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The ebb tidal delta of the Grevelingen: a man-made nursery for flatfish?

Olivier Hamerlynck, Kristian Hostens, Jan Mees UGent, RV Arellano, André Cattrijsse, P Van De Vyver and JA Craeymeersch (1992) NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF SEA RESEARCH. 30. p.191-200
abstract
In order to investigate the impact of the closure of the Grevelingen estuary on the benthic life and the nursery function of its ebb tidal delta, a comparison was made between the present ebb tidal deltas of the Grevelingen and the Eastern Scheldt. Three groups of benthic animals were compared: macrobenthos, epibenthic animals (including demersal fish) and hyperbenthos. The ebb tidal delta of the Grevelingen is much richer for almost all animal groups discussed. The data suggest that this richness is a consequence of the changes that have occurred in the hydrodynamics since the closure of the Grevelingen estuary in 1971. The area now traps and retains mud, detritus, larvae of different groups of infaunal animals, larvae of epibenthic crustaceans, and eggs and larvae of fish. This change is reflected in the increased importance of the area as a nursery for flatfish, especially dab and sole. However, the increase in the nursery function of the ebb tidal delta does not make up for the loss of nursery areas in the estuary itself.
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published
subject
keyword
PLEURONECTES-PLATESSA, NORTH-SEA PLAICE, FISH POPULATIONS, SOUTHERN BIGHT, NETHERLANDS, ABUNDANCE, ECOLOGY, BIOMASS, LARVAL
journal title
NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF SEA RESEARCH
Neth. J. Sea Res.
volume
30
issue title
Proceedings of the 26th European marine biology symposium : Biological effects of disturbances on estuarine and coastal marine environments
pages
191 - 200
conference name
26th European Marine Biology Symposium on Biological effects of disturbances on estuarine and coastal marine environments
conference location
Middelburg, The Netherlands
conference start
1991-09-17
conference end
1991-09-21
Web of Science type
Article
ISSN
0077-7579
DOI
10.1016/0077-7579(92)90057-L
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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201094
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-201094
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2004-01-14 13:42:00
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  abstract     = {In order to investigate the impact of the closure of the Grevelingen estuary on the benthic life and the nursery function of its ebb tidal delta, a comparison was made between the present ebb tidal deltas of the Grevelingen and the Eastern Scheldt. Three groups of benthic animals were compared: macrobenthos, epibenthic animals (including demersal fish) and hyperbenthos. The ebb tidal delta of the Grevelingen is much richer for almost all animal groups discussed. The data suggest that this richness is a consequence of the changes that have occurred in the hydrodynamics since the closure of the Grevelingen estuary in 1971. The area now traps and retains mud, detritus, larvae of different groups of infaunal animals, larvae of epibenthic crustaceans, and eggs and larvae of fish. This change is reflected in the increased importance of the area as a nursery for flatfish, especially dab and sole. However, the increase in the nursery function of the ebb tidal delta does not make up for the loss of nursery areas in the estuary itself.},
  author       = {Hamerlynck, Olivier and Hostens, Kristian and Mees, Jan and Arellano, RV and Cattrijsse, Andr{\'e} and Van De Vyver, P and Craeymeersch, JA},
  issn         = {0077-7579},
  journal      = {NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF SEA RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {PLEURONECTES-PLATESSA,NORTH-SEA PLAICE,FISH POPULATIONS,SOUTHERN BIGHT,NETHERLANDS,ABUNDANCE,ECOLOGY,BIOMASS,LARVAL},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Middelburg, The Netherlands},
  pages        = {191--200},
  title        = {The ebb tidal delta of the Grevelingen: a man-made nursery for flatfish?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0077-7579(92)90057-L},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {1992},
}

Chicago
Hamerlynck, Olivier, Kristian Hostens, Jan Mees, RV Arellano, André Cattrijsse, P Van De Vyver, and JA Craeymeersch. 1992. “The Ebb Tidal Delta of the Grevelingen: a Man-made Nursery for Flatfish?” Netherlands Journal of Sea Research 30: 191–200.
APA
Hamerlynck, Olivier, Hostens, K., Mees, J., Arellano, R., Cattrijsse, A., Van De Vyver, P., & Craeymeersch, J. (1992). The ebb tidal delta of the Grevelingen: a man-made nursery for flatfish? NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF SEA RESEARCH, 30, 191–200. Presented at the 26th European Marine Biology Symposium on Biological effects of disturbances on estuarine and coastal marine environments.
Vancouver
1.
Hamerlynck O, Hostens K, Mees J, Arellano R, Cattrijsse A, Van De Vyver P, et al. The ebb tidal delta of the Grevelingen: a man-made nursery for flatfish? NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF SEA RESEARCH. 1992;30:191–200.
MLA
Hamerlynck, Olivier, Kristian Hostens, Jan Mees, et al. “The Ebb Tidal Delta of the Grevelingen: a Man-made Nursery for Flatfish?” NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF SEA RESEARCH 30 (1992): 191–200. Print.