Marine Ecology

GAME Picture gallery

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  • The fouling communities on the settlement panels are disturbed by the use of a cylinder. A part of the communities' biomass is removed. Photo: Team Madeira.
  • The last three months of a project are spent on the analysis of the experiments and the preparation of publications.
  • To play the GAME means to collaborate. Here with the rangers in a South African national park.
  • A SCUBA diver checks the fixing of the experimental set-up. Photo: Team New Zealand.
  • GAME on Madeira: a view on the bay of Funchal. The Portuguese Island is, because of its particular location, an important study site within the GAME program.
  • GAME in Brazil: the nice fellow you're looking at is GAME partner Prof. Bernardo A. P. da Gama; behind him the Departamento de Biologia Marinha at the Universidade Federal Fluminense.
  • GAME 2003: the northern hemisphere students ran experiments addressing inducible defenses against grazing in macroalgae.
  • GAME in Egypt: experiments in the harbour area of Alexandria are conducted from May 2005 to October 2005.
  • Settlement panels partly overgrown by fouling communities in the harbour of Alexandria.
  • A site with a view: the harbour of Alexandria as seen from the GAME study site.
  • GAME in Brazil: the bay of Arraial do Cabo, 200 km north of Rio de Janeiro.
  • A wooden raft carries one of the experimental set-ups in the bay of Arraial do Cabo in Brazil.
  • GAME in Japan: Matsushima Bay is located on the east coast of Honshu Island, near the city of Sendai.
  • A day on the boat: the PVC-rings, carrying the settlement panels, will be deployed in Matsushima Bay, Japan.
  • The PVC-rings, that carry the settlement panels, are deployed in a water depth of approximately 1 m. Photo: Team Madeira.
  • Almost ready: the experimental set-up is fixed to a jetty (Gdansk, Poland).
  • Sunny but cold: deployment of the experimental set-ups in the spring of 2004 in Tjärnö, Sweden.
  • Experimental set-ups in Tjärnö, Sweden.
  • Rough conditions: working in the rocky intertidal at the South African coast line.
  • The South African GAME project (2003/2004) was supported by the rangers of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
  • Sampling at the GAME study site Hartlepool Marina in the northeast of England, near Newcastle upon Tyne.


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Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Wahl, e-mail: