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Sullom Voe, Scotland

Main Contributors:

Johanna Yletyinen

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Persistent hypoxia in Sullom Voe has caused benthic mass mortality.

Type of regime shift

Ecosystem type

  • Marine & coastal

Land uses

  • Fisheries

Spatial scale of the case study

  • Local/landscape (e.g. lake, catchment, community)

Continent or Ocean

  • Europe


  • Shetland Islands


  • United Kingdom

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Key References

  1. Pearson TH, Eleftheriou A. 1981. The benthic ecology of Sullom Voe. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section B 80, 241-269.


Johanna Yletyinen. Sullom Voe, Scotland. In: Regime Shifts Database, Last revised 2012-03-17 19:04:36 GMT.
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