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  1. A REVIEW OF THE ICHTHYOFAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY

    A REVIEW OF THE ICHTHYOFAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The fish fauna of the Mhlathuze estuary was reviewed making reference to surveys dating from 1948 to 1997. The concept of Estuarine Dependence Category was employed to describe species affinities with the marine, estuarine and freshwater environments.
  2. COMMENTS ON THE WATER QUALITY OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY IN RELATION TO DETERMINING THE ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY CLASS

    COMMENTS ON THE WATER QUALITY OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY IN RELATION TO DETERMINING THE ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY CLASS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    Water quality forms an integral component of the determination of the Ecological Reserve of a water resource. This paper presents the available historical and current information on the water quality of the Mhlathuze estuary, The data were assessed in order...
  3. 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...
  4. A REVIEW OF THE AQUATIC AVIFAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY

    A REVIEW OF THE AQUATIC AVIFAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    This paper is the first published review of the aquatic avifauna of the Mhlathuze Estuary. It also uses a regional approach in order to determine the potential for certain hitherto unrecorded species to occur there. The study shows that there...
  5. ZOOPLANKTON OF THE MHLATHUZE (RICHARDS BAY) ESTUARY: AN OVERVIEW, WITH COMMENTS ON FRESHWATER REQUIREMENTS

    ZOOPLANKTON OF THE MHLATHUZE (RICHARDS BAY) ESTUARY: AN OVERVIEW, WITH COMMENTS ON FRESHWATER REQUIREMENTS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The Mhlathuze estuary in its present form was established during construction of the Richards Bay harbour during the early 1970s. This paper summarises available data on the zooplankton community as part of a study on the freshwater requirements of the...
  6. Physical determinants of the distribution and abundance of the burrowing ocypodid crab <em>Paratylodiplax blephariskios</em> Stebbing in the St. Lucia and Mhlathuze estuaries, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Physical determinants of the distribution and abundance of the burrowing ocypodid crab <em>Paratylodiplax blephariskios</em> Stebbing in the St. Lucia and Mhlathuze estuaries, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The burrowing ocypodid crab, Paratylodiplax blephariskios, is endemic to the southeast coast of southern Africa where it forms an important component of the estuarine benthic fauna in muddy substrata. Two estuaries in KwaZulu-Natal, namely St. Lucia and the Mhlathuze, were...
  7. Salinity tolerance of the burrowing ocypodid crab, <em>Paratylodiplax blephariskios</em>, in the St. Lucia and Mhlathuze estuaries, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Salinity tolerance of the burrowing ocypodid crab, <em>Paratylodiplax blephariskios</em>, in the St. Lucia and Mhlathuze estuaries, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The ocypodid crab, Paratylodiplax blephariskios, is endemic to the southeast coast of southern Africa where it forms an important component of the estuarine benthic fauna in muddy substrata. The St. Lucia and Mhlathuze estuaries are two of the largest estuaries...
  8. The Zooplankton Community of the Mhlathuze (Richards Bay) Estuary: Two Decades After Construction of the Harbour

    The Zooplankton Community of the Mhlathuze (Richards Bay) Estuary: Two Decades After Construction of the Harbour

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The Mhlathuze (Richards Bay) Estuary on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa, was substantially altered during the early 1970s, when it was divided into two separate systems. The northern section was developed into a deep-water harbour, whereas the southern part was...
  9. The zooplankton community of Richards Bay Harbour and adjacent Mhlathuze Estuary, South Africa

    The zooplankton community of Richards Bay Harbour and adjacent Mhlathuze Estuary, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    During construction of the current Richards Bay Harbour in the early 1970s, the original shallow Mhlathuze Estuary was divided into two separate systems: a new estuary and a deep-water harbour. This study compares the zooplankton communities of the current systems...
  10. THE LAKE ST. LUCIA SYSTEM—A RESEARCH ASSESSMENT

    THE LAKE ST. LUCIA SYSTEM—A RESEARCH ASSESSMENT

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    This paper assesses the research undertaken at Lake St. Lucia over the past 25 years based on over 300 documents from that period. Trends related to both time and subject matter are evident, and these are considered in relation to...