Site details

Jade Bay
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              Candidate Reference Site

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Synoptic description of site:

The Jade Bay is a fully marine tidal flat embayment. Depth between 0 and 20m.


Habitat description:

Different macrofauna communities according to water depth


We will continue to sample the area continuously. Beside our own taxonomic expertise, taxonomic background from Senckenberg Institute in Frankfurt and in future by the new Senckenberg branch “German Centre for Marine Biodiversity”, located here in Wilhelmshaven, is available.

Available database and website:

Long-term data sets for macrofauna and epifauna abundance, species number and biomass. A new large scale investigation is planned. Several publications since the 30-ies are available.