oa Madoqua - Biological survey of Sandvis 1, introduction and faunal list
|Article Title||Biological survey of Sandvis 1, introduction and faunal list|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Museum, Cape Town. **State Museum, Windhoek|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||181 - 190|
|Keyword(s)||Dosinia shell, Ecological importance, Guano, Halophyte Arthrocnemum, Hard substratum, Iron cylinder, Marine invertebrates, Sand-mud mixtures and Sporobolus grass|
The topography of Sandvis is briefly introduced and changes in the area, based on charts, descriptionbed. These show that the area has evolved, within 90 years, from an open harbour, suitable for large craft, to an almost completely landlocked generally shallow lagoon. A faunal list of the aquatic and marinal fauna is given. Excluding the planktonic component a total of 93 invertebrate and 25 vertebrates are recorded.
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