Abstracts Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 166.1994, Frankfurt a.M.

Distribution, species composition and status of the intertidal blue-green algal mats

A b s t r a c t: Before the 1991 Gulf War extensive blue-green algal mats covered the intertidal zone, most of which were severely affected by the subsequent oil spill. By mid-1992, areas where the tar layer had been covered by sediment were recolonised. Different types of mats with a marked zonation were observed.


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