German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Transcript of the video to the Kadet Trench SAC

Incredibly densely overgrown and species-rich reefs are the hallmark of the Kadet Channel. Plumose anemones and other marine bottom-dwelling species are at the eastern edge of their distribution here. The stony reefs along the slopes of this channel system up to 32 metres deep form a substrate for extensive mussel and algae beds. Occurrences of brown algae such as Sugar kelp at depths of up to 18 metres and red algae at depths of up to 24 metres pay testimony to the excellent and constant supply of light and oxygen. Moreover, the narrow strait is of outstanding importance for the exchange of waters and genetic cross-fertilization between the species of the North Sea and the Baltic.