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Armonies, Werner; Buschbaum, Christian; Hellwig-Armonies, Monika (2013): Species composition and abundance of macrozoobenthos in the SE North Se. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870467, Supplement to: Armonies, W et al. (2013): The seaward limit of wave effects on coastal macrobenthos. Helgoland Marine Research, 68(1), 1-16, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10152-013-0364-1

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Abstract:
Exposed sandy coasts are predominantly physically controlled environments where benthic communities are structured by the independent response of species to the physical environment, with minimal biological interactions (swash exclusion hypothesis). This prevalence of physical control may be regarded as a typical property of exposed coastal areas. In an offshore direction, the importance of wave effects on the benthos will diminish until a depth is reached where they are no longer significant [wave exclusion hypothesis (WEH)]. This loss of a coastal property may be used to define an offshore depth limit of the coastal zone. We used a large set of benthos data from the SE North Sea to test whether an offshore limit of the coast can be clearly recognised despite strong small-scale variability and how this limit would vary seasonally and from year to year. In accordance with WEH, both species density and total abundance of macrobenthos were low in the surf zone, strongly increased with depth, and averaged over all sampling dates became relatively constant below 30 m depth. Seasonally, these gradients were weaker during summer recruitment than during autumn. Species richness, by contrast, showed no significant difference with depth. In single years, the depth of the turning point from increasing abundances to constant abundances varied between 20 and 31 m (equivalent to 40-80 km off the coastline) depending on wave height. We conclude that this zone can be derived from benthic community gradients.
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Median Latitude: 54.552290 * Median Longitude: 7.509174 * South-bound Latitude: 54.000300 * West-bound Longitude: 6.986300 * North-bound Latitude: 55.168200 * East-bound Longitude: 8.176300
Date/Time Start: 2004-04-24T00:15:00 * Date/Time End: 2011-10-19T14:11:00
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  1. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745671
  2. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745672
  3. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745673
  4. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745674
  5. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745675
  6. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745676
  7. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745677
  8. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745678
  9. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745679
  10. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745680
  11. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745681
  12. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745682
  13. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745683
  14. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745684
  15. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745685
  16. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745686
  17. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745687
  18. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745688
  19. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745689
  20. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745690
  21. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745691
  22. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745692
  23. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745693
  24. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745694
  25. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745715
  26. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745716
  27. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745717
  28. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745718
  29. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745719
  30. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745720
  31. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745721
  32. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745722
  33. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745723
  34. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745724
  35. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745725
  36. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745726
  37. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745741
  38. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745742
  39. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745743
  40. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745744
  41. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745745
  42. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745746
  43. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745747
  44. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745748
  45. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745749
  46. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745750
  47. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745751
  48. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745752
  49. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745753
  50. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745754
  51. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745755
  52. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745756
  53. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745757
  54. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745758
  55. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745759
  56. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745760
  57. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745761
  58. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745762
  59. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745763
  60. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745764
  61. Armonies, W (2013): Species composition and abundance of macrozoobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE311. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870459
  62. Armonies, W (2013): Species composition and abundance of macrozoobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE335. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870461
  63. Armonies, W (2013): Species composition and abundance of macrozoobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE368. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870465
  64. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745629
  65. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745630
  66. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745631
  67. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745632
  68. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745633
  69. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745634
  70. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745635
  71. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745636
  72. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745637
  73. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745638
  74. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745639
  75. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745641
  76. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE311. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870460
  77. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE335. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870462
  78. Armonies, W (2013): Statistics for grain size analysis of surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE368. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870466