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- Koop, Leo, et al. Show all 15 Authors
- Journal of sea research 2019 v.144 pp. 85-94
- Cancer pagurus; Pholis; Portunidae; Sabellaria; biodiversity; continental shelf; crabs; habitats; issues and policy; reefs; sand; valleys; North Sea
- ... The tube-building polychaete Sabellaria spinulosa (Ross worm) can form conspicuous biogenic reefs that stabilize the seabed and increase biodiversity by providing a habitat for a multitude of other species. These reefs, however, are assumed to be vulnerable to human-induced physical disturbances of the seabed. In the Greater North Sea, S. spinulosa reefs are recognized to be under threat and worth ...