oa Madoqua - The ecology of three sandy beaches on the Skeleton Coast of South West Africa
|Article Title||The ecology of three sandy beaches on the Skeleton Coast of South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, Swakopmund, South West Africa/Namibia. **Zoology Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch|
|Publication Date||Jan 1985|
|Pages||295 - 304|
|Keyword(s)||Air breathing arthropods, Amphipoda, Annelida, Arachnida, Benguela upwelling system, Brachyura, Coleoptera, Invertebrate macrofauna, Isopa, Kelp debris, MobiIe organisms, Mollusca, Mysidacea, Pontogeloides latipes, Sediment, Talorchestia quadrispinosa, Tylos granulatus and Vertebrates|
Three sandy beaches situated approximately 225 km apart along the Skeleton Coast of South West Africa, were surveyed and quantitatively sampled for macrofauna and meiofauna. The two more southerly beaches receive inputs of drift kelp and support a rich macrofauna concentrated about the drift-Iine and resembling that of similar beaches along the west coast of South Africa.
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