Subtidal hyperbenthos monitoring in function of a foreshore suppletion at the Belgian coast, period 2013-2016
CitationAquatic environment and quality group; Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO), Belgium; (2018): Subtidal hyperbenthos monitoring in function of a foreshore suppletion at the Belgian coast, period 2013-2016. Marine Data Archive http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/344 accessed via GBIF.org on 2021-10-25.
DescriptionWhat ecological effects does a foreshore suppletion, and a beach suppletion, have on the marine ecosystem in the intertidal and shallow surf zone (<6 m depth)? The foreshore suppletion (400.000m³) was by means of an experimental set-up in the shallow coastal zone (-1 to -2m TAW) of Mariakerke. Beside it, a beach nourishment was conducted at Mariakerke (681243m³) and Middelkerke (968754m³). For the Mariakerke area, we collect biological and sedimentological samples in the impact area and in a control area (Bredene), before as after the suppletion, whereas for Middelkerke only the data after suppletion was part of the study. We monitor the marine ecosystem with a focus on the fauna within the sediment (macrofauna) and on the sediment (hyperbenthos, epi- and demersal fish fauna) in the intertidal zone and subtidal zone. In both studies, the subtidal area is the zone between the low water line and the 6m depth line and the intertdial area is the zone between low and high tide water line.
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) > station belgian
ContactsGert Van Hoey
Gert Van Hoey
Gert Van Hoey
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