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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): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745683
  3. 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
  4. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745715
  5. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745741
  6. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE206. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745753
  7. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745672
  8. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745684
  9. 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
  10. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745716
  11. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745742
  12. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE218. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745754
  13. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745673
  14. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745685
  15. 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
  16. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745717
  17. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745743
  18. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE233. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745755
  19. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745674
  20. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745686
  21. 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
  22. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745718
  23. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745744
  24. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE236. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745756
  25. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745675
  26. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745687
  27. 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
  28. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745719
  29. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745745
  30. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE241. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745757
  31. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745676
  32. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745688
  33. 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
  34. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745720
  35. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745746
  36. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE255. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745758
  37. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745677
  38. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745689
  39. 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
  40. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745721
  41. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745747
  42. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE258. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745759
  43. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745678
  44. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745690
  45. 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
  46. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745722
  47. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745748
  48. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE262. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745760
  49. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745679
  50. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745691
  51. 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
  52. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745723
  53. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745749
  54. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE272. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745761
  55. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745680
  56. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745692
  57. 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
  58. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745724
  59. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745750
  60. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE275. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745762
  61. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745681
  62. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745693
  63. 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
  64. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745725
  65. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745751
  66. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE278. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745763
  67. Armonies, W (2013): Crustacea in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745682
  68. Armonies, W (2013): Echinoderms in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745694
  69. 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
  70. Armonies, W (2013): Macrobenthos in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745726
  71. Armonies, W (2013): Molluscs in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745752
  72. Armonies, W (2013): Polychaetes in surface sediments off Sylt collected during HEINCKE cruise HE293. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.745764
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  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