In the late 1960-ties work on the productivity of intertidal benthos at Balgzand was started at NIOZ and this has resulted of a continuous series of benthos density and biomass data on a number of transects in late winter and late summer until present. In order to study the variability in impact of epibenthic predators on especially newly-settled bivalves, in 1983 a series of observations of densities of juvenile epibenthic predators (shrimps and shore crabs) was started on 3 locations, in 1998 extended to 5 locations at Balgzand and still running. As a result of the first inventory a bi-annual sampling programme (late winter/late summer) at three transects was started in 1989 in the Marsdiep tidal basin in the framework of the RWS BIOMON monitoring and carried out by NIOZ until recently.
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Van der Veer H W (2023): NIOZ Wadden Sea Macrozoobenthos Balgzand 1971-present. v1.3. NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. Dataset/Metadata. http://ipt.nlbif.nl/resource?r=nioz_wadden_sea_macrozoobenthos&v=1.3
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Balgzand intertidal, Marsdiep tidal basin
|South West [52.861, 4.741], North East [53.071, 5.111]
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