Innovation Diet analysis sandeel

Collboration with WUR Marine

Sandeels form an important link between plankton and top predators such as large terns, seals and porpoises. In order to unravel the food web, BioMon partners Naturalis and BaseClear examine the stomach contents of sand eels from the North Sea with DNA metabarcoding. Insight into the prey choice is a prerequisite for understanding the effects of changes, through human interventions in the short and long term. The fish have been collected for a planned sand replenishment at the Ameland sea channel in collaboration with Wageningen Marine Research and Rijkswaterstaat.

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