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Brown layers of phytoplankton on tidal flats, Japsand, National Park Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, Germany

Brown layers of phytoplankton on tidal flats, Japsand, National Park Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, Germany

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Uploaded 12 May 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014
From collection: Wadden Sea
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The tidal flats of the Wadden Sea are of highest bio-productivity. The base of the food-chain is often phytoplancton such as unicellular diatoms, which here are visible as brown carpet on the flats. On 26 June 2009, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed the Dutch-German Wadden Sea on the World Heritage List. The Wadden Sea is an area that holds a natural beauty and is unique in the world. The total area of the Dutch-, German and Danish Wadden Sea is about 10,000 km2 and includes ...
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