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Maritime canals dissolve average boundaries to the dispersal of marine organisms, hence offering them with many possibilities for ordinary dispersal, in addition to for shipping-mediated shipping. The creation of alien species proved to be probably the most profound and harmful anthropogenic deeds - regarding either ecological and financial expenditures. This ebook is the 1st to check the affects of the 3 valuable maritime canals Kiel, Panama, Suez as invasion hall for alien biota. the 3 range of their geographic destinations, hydrological regimes, and of their permeability to alien biota.

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Seven species invaded it, four of which are hemi-sessile. Two are distributed according to their salinity preference. Corophium insidiosum has not yet been found to reproduce in the canal and its population represents an annual immigration that dies off in winter. C. insidiosum occurs only in the easterly, brackish water sections while Corophium multisetosum is restricted to the western part at low salinities. Leptocheirus pilosus is the most common species and is often accompanied by Corophium Kiel Canal 49 lacustre.

Skeletonema costatum – an alternative food source – is largely missing from the canal. 5 Fish records over time and by species It is to be expected that fish entered the canal soon after its construction. While some have already been mentioned, we here focus on fish not only during the 50 Gollasch and Rosenthal early years of the canal but on the total fish species ever observed, whether native or non-native, and penetrating this new habitat by invasion from adjacent sea, brackish or freshwater areas.

1998). Comparing earlier studies with the one performed later by Kafemann (2000) demonstrated that both the frequency and biomass of a species per unit area fluctuates seasonally and between years. River Lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) Early records of individual specimens have been made by Hinkelmann (1902 1904); it now regularly occurs. It had been seen spawning in one of the tributaries of the canal, the Haaler Au (Bley 1989) and Czerny (1995) considers its frequency of occurrence in the entire canal in the range of 11,100 specimens since 1984.

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