The first occurrence of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the North Sea

Maarten Boersma, Arne M. Malzahn, Wulf Greve, Jamileh Javidpour

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After the discovery of large densities of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Baltic Sea near Kiel by Javidpour et al. (First record of Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz 1865 in the Baltic Sea, 2006) in October 2006, we investigated the gelatinous zooplankton in the North Sea near Helgoland and recorded Mnemiopsis leidyi for the first time in the North Sea, albeit in much lower densities than those recorded in the Baltic Sea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalHelgoland Marine Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007



  • Beroe
  • Black Sea
  • German bight
  • Helgoland roads
  • Invasive species
  • Neozoa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Oceanography

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