Presence and development of populations of the introduced brown alga Sargassum muticum in the southwest Netherlands

  • A. T. Critchley
  • P. H. Nienhuis
  • K. Verschuure
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Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)


Sargassum muticum, an invasive brown alga of Japanese origin, has been found attached at two main localities in the southwest Netherlands: at Lake Grevelingen and the Eastern Scheldt (Fig. 1). Smaller populations occur on the Wadden Sea islands of Texel and Terschelling (Fig. 1, inset).

Key words

seaweed Sargassum muticum invasive algae southwest Netherlands algae coastal engineering Lake Grevelingen Eastern Scheldt Dutch storm surge barrier ecological consequences of the Delta Plan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. Critchley
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. H. Nienhuis
    • 2
  • K. Verschuure
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of NatalPietermaritzburg, NatalSouth Africa
  2. 2.Delta Institute for Hydrobiological ResearchYersekeZeelandNetherlands

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