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PhD_JolienBuyse: Using acoustic telemetry to study local and larger scale movements of plaice in relation to a Belgian offshore wind farm.
Buyse, Jolien; Hostens, Kris; Degraer, Steven; De Backer, Annelies; (2021): Plaice movements around a Belgian offshore windfarm.

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The introduction of hard-substrate such as wind farms into an otherwise sandy environment can have effects on animals that are associated with the natural soft sediments. This projects aims to study the change in spatial behaviour of plaice, an important commercial flatfish species, due to the presence of an offshore wind farm in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Fish telemetry will be used as a study technique to obtain an idea about the short term and long term site residency and site fidelity of plaice relative to the wind turbines. The gathered data can also give information on how this newly introduced habitat is used by plaice and whether it is important for this particular species.

Biology, Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic telemetry, Plaice, Tracking, Belgium, Noordzee, Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Noordzee [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
16 June 2020 - 31 October 2021
Quasi continuous (< 1 min.)

Taxonomic coverage
Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Afdeling Sedimentologie (KBIN), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw-, visserij en voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-19
Information last updated: 2020-05-19
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