Articles by Keyword: Macrobenthos

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  1. HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MACROBENTHIC FAUNA IN SALDANHA BAY

    HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MACROBENTHIC FAUNA IN SALDANHA BAY

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The most recent trends in the economic development of Saldanha Bay are towards the tourist and mariculture industries, both of which are dependent on a high quality of water. Yet this water quality is now under threat. In this study,...
  2. SALINITY, FLOODS AND THE INFAUNAL MACROBENTHIC COMMUNITY OF THE ST LUCIA ESTUARY, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

    SALINITY, FLOODS AND THE INFAUNAL MACROBENTHIC COMMUNITY OF THE ST LUCIA ESTUARY, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The St Lucia estuary and lake comprise some 80 % of the estuarine area of KwaZulu-Natal. The system is subject to floods and hypersaline conditions, the latter twice exceeding 100 since 1970. The lake is connected to the sea by...
  3. MANAGING THE ST. LUCIA ESTUARY—MESSAGES FROM THE MUD

    MANAGING THE ST. LUCIA ESTUARY—MESSAGES FROM THE MUD

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The infaunal macrobenthic community of the St Lucia estuary has been exposed to natural disturbance in the form of salinity fluctuations arising from floods and hypersaline conditions, and human-induced interference arising from dredging and beam trawling. The responses of the...
  4. A REVIEW OF THE MACROBENTHIC FAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY: SETTING THE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

    A REVIEW OF THE MACROBENTHIC FAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY: SETTING THE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    This paper reviews historical and current ecological information on macrobenthos from the Mhlathuze Estuary before and after development of the Richards Bay Harbour. The fauna is described in terms of the potential influence of a change in freshwater inflow to...
  5. Physico-chemical and macrobenthic faunal characteristics of Kuramo Water, Lagos, southern Nigeria

    Physico-chemical and macrobenthic faunal characteristics of Kuramo Water, Lagos, southern Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    A five-month study in 2001 of an enclosed lagoon, Kuramo Water in southern Nigeria, exposed to urban perturbation describes its physical, chemical and macrobenthic invertebrate characteristics. Of the 16 physical and chemical conditions studied at four sites within the bank-root...
  6. Macrofaunal community structure in the littoral zone of a freshwater-deprived, permanently open Eastern Cape estuary

    Macrofaunal community structure in the littoral zone of a freshwater-deprived, permanently open Eastern Cape estuary

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Spatial patterns in the macrofauna community structure within four distinct zones of the permanently open, freshwater-deprived Kariega Estuary on the southeastern coastline of southern Africa were investigated in March–May 2010. The zones within the littoral zone comprised a band of...
  7. Diversity of benthic macrofauna of the flood-tidal delta of the Nahoon Estuary and adjacent beach,South Africa

    Diversity of benthic macrofauna of the flood-tidal delta of the Nahoon Estuary and adjacent beach,South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Macrobenthos of the Nahoon estuarine flood-tidal delta was surveyed to determine species composition, distribution and abundance; establish possible patterns in community structure and compare assemblages with those of adjacent sandy beach and lower estuary. Macrozoobenthos retained by a 1 mm...
  8. Affinities of some common estuarine macroinvertebrates to salinity and sediment type: empirical data from Eastern Cape estuaries, South Africa

    Affinities of some common estuarine macroinvertebrates to salinity and sediment type: empirical data from Eastern Cape estuaries, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Fourteen species of subtidal macrobenthos present in thirteen Eastern Cape estuaries, South Africa, were compared with regard to correlations with two important environmental variables (salinity and sediment mud content). Species were divided into five different faunal components based on their...