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- Seeds at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew - from field to bank for users and the future. H.D.V. Prendergast
- Effect of polyphenolics on the nutritional value of Namibian range forage. PJ. Strydom and WA. Smith
- A contribution to the algal phytogeography of the southern African west coast -a case study at Elizabeth Bay, Namibia. Antje Gunster
ABSTRACT: The diversity of the macroalgal flora at Elizabeth Bay was determined at relatively undisturbed sites to serve as baseline data for further monitoring of a possible impact of mine tailings disposal. Twenty-two species had never been recorded at Elizabeth Bay before, which is attributed to the poor sampling record.
Today, the bay is used to dispose fine tailings ( 1.4 mm) remaining after extracting diamonds. There has been considerable concern that the tailings affect the marine flora and fauna in the vicinity of the bay. The aim of this study was to describe the seaweed flora in relatively undisturbed habitats with exposure to different degrees of wave action similar to those in the impacted bay.
This survey focuses on the diversity of the macroalgal flora, thus complementing a study of intertidal rocky shores at Elizabeth Bay (Bustmante et al. 1993). In addition, the algal collections provide phytogeographical data to contribute to the ongoing discussion whether or not the west coast flora of southern Africa is cold temperate (Brown & Jarman 1978) or warm temperate (Bolton 1986). [...]