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Distribution, structure and function of Nordic eelgrass ecosystems: implications for coastal management and conservation.

Aquat Conserv 2014 Jun 16;24(3):410-434. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Norwegian Institute for Water Research Gaustadalléen 21, Oslo, Norway.

This paper focuses on the marine foundation eelgrass species, , along a gradient from the northern Baltic Sea to the north-east Atlantic. This vast region supports a minimum of 1480 km eelgrass (maximum >2100 km), which corresponds to more than four times the previously quantified area of eelgrass in Western Europe.Eelgrass meadows in the low salinity Baltic Sea support the highest diversity (4-6 spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2424DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4497458PMC
June 2014
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Reefs and islands of the Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean: why it is the world's largest no-take marine protected area.

Aquat Conserv 2012 Mar;22(2):232-261

Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK.

The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it covers 550 000 km, with more than 60 000 km shallow limestone platform and reefs. This has doubled the global cover of such MPAs.It contains 25-50% of the Indian Ocean reef area remaining in excellent condition, as well as the world's largest contiguous undamaged reef area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.1248DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4260629PMC
March 2012
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