Since 2011, the non-indigenous Pacific bryozoan Smittoidea prolifica Osburn, 1952 was observed repeatedly on shell gravel in the trench Tiefe Rinne during annual long-term monitoring assessments of subtidal sites around the island Helgoland. It is the earliest discovery for the German North Sea and three years earlier than its first detection at commercial harbour sites on the German Wadden Sea coast. Introduction to the North-East Atlantic is assumed to have occurred before 1995 with oyster transfers to The Netherlands for aquaculture purposes. The presence of S. prolifica in the natural habitat of the Tiefe Rinne, relatively distant from the main shipping routes and commercial ports in the German North Sea and without nearby mussel cultures, requires the consideration of introduction vectors other than intentional shellfish transport and international shipping traffic.
Marine Biodiversity – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 19, 2016
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera