Fish and species we have found in Dutch salt water                                          H O M E

The variety of Zeeland’s underwater species is enormous due to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, flows through the Straits of Florida and continues northwards along the coast of North America, all the way to Newfoundland. At this point it turns north-east and becomes the North Atlantic Drift which crosses the Atlantic Ocean, bringing warm water to the coasts of Northwest Europe. The warming effects of this current are quite strong and can be felt on land and underwater. In many coastal areas of NW Europe this current causes upwelling effects which raise nutrients from the seabed carrying them into shallow water. These nutrients cause an increase in plankton production which forms the basis of the marine food chain. As a result one can observe rich and diverse marine communities in many coastal areas of NW Europe. The coast of Zeeland is one of the locations with the richest marine flora and fauna and offers many excellent dive sites.

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Lobster

Homard

Hummer

Shore crab

Écrevisse

Krebse

Prawn / Shrimp

Crevette

Garnele

Plaice

Plie

Scholle

Sole

Sole

Seezunge

Sculpin / Bullhead

Chaboisseau / Chabot

Seeskorpion

Gunnel

Gonnelle

Butterfisch

Black goby

Gobie noir

Schwartzgrundel

Lumpfish

Lompe

Seehase

Pout

Tacaud

Franzosendorsch

Smelt

Éperlans

Stint

Starfish

Étoile de mer

Seestern

Pipe fish

Aiguille de mer

Seenadel

Sand goby

Gobie buhotte

Sandgrundel

Brittle star

Ophiure

Schlangenseestern

Eel

Anguille

Aal

Tadpole fish

Trident

Froschdorsch

Flounder

Flet

Flunder / Butt

Longlegged spider crab

Macropode

Gespensterkrabbe

Turbot

Turbot

Steinbutt

Cod

Cabillaud

Kabeljau / Dorsch

Squid / Cuttle-fish

Seiche

Sepie

Anchovy

Anchois

Sardelle

Blue mussel

Moule

Miesmuschel

Oyster

Huître

Auster

Sea anemone

Anémone de mer

Seeanemone

 

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