Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 49, Issue 1–4, pp 335–353 | Cite as

The Dogger Bank: A special ecological region in the central North Sea

  • I. Kröncke
  • R. Knust
North Sea Ecology: Biodiversity, Biogeography


This paper is a review of the present state of knowledge about the ecology of the Dogger Bank, a shallow area in the central southern North Sea. The biological situation in this region is different from other regions in the North Sea; phytoplankton production occurs throughout the year, connected with low periodicity in macrofaunal abundance and condition of fish. Against prevailing opinions, the Dogger Bank, an offshore region, seems to be affected by eutrophication and pollution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kröncke
    • 1
  • R. Knust
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut SenckenbergWilhelmshavenGermany
  2. 2.Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

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