Within the framework of the programme Biological Research Ems-Dollard Estuary (BOEDE) inventories were made of the Ems-Dollard estuary during the period 1974 – 1979. Samples were collected in both intertidal and more deeper subtidal and gully areas. Sampling in the intertidal was done during both low and high tider. Low tide sampling followed the procedure of the Balgzand sampling: cores were taken up to 30 cm depth and sieved in the field over a 1 mm sieve. High tide sampling was done with a specially designed flushing sampler (Van Arkel & Mulder, 1975; Neth. J. Sea Res. 9, 365-370.; Mulder & Van Arkel, 1980; Neth. J. Sea Res. 14, 119-122.). Sampling of subtidal and gully was done from a research vessel with a standard Van Veen grab-sampler. The first inventory took place in 1974-1975 and it was repeated in 1978 and 1979. Information has been published in Van Arkel & Mulder (1979, 1982), Anon (1983) and Baretta & Ruardy (1988). Recently, intertidal benthos during the period 1974-1979 was compared with the present situation by Compton et al. (2017; J. Sea Res. 126).
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [53.169, 6.621], North East [53.714, 7.288]|
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|Start Date / End Date||1974-01-01 / 1979-12-31|
- Compton TJ, Holthuijsen S, Mulder M, van Arkel MA, Kleine Schaars L, Koolhaas A, Dekinga A, ten Horn J, Luttikhuizen PC, van der Meer J, Piersma T, van der Veer HW (2017) Shifting baselines in the Ems Dollard estuary: a comparison across three decades reveals differing benthic communities. J Sea Res 127,