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Ebrie Lagoon, Cote d'Ivoire

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Johanna Yletyinen

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Industrial waste and domestic waste from coastal population have been disposed into the Ebrie Lagoon. Hypoxia has caused fish kills and changes in the trophic structure of the lagoon.  

Type of regime shift

Ecosystem type

  • Marine & coastal
  • Freshwater lakes & rivers

Land uses

  • Fisheries

Spatial scale of the case study

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

Continent or Ocean

  • Africa


  • West Africa


  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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Key References

  1. Ukwe CN, Ibe CA, Nwilo PC, Huidobro PA. (2006). Contributing to the WSSD targets on oceans and coasts in West and Central Africa: The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project IJOO 1, 21-44.


Johanna Yletyinen. Ebrie Lagoon, Cote d'Ivoire. In: Regime Shifts Database, Last revised 2013-07-23 13:31:36 GMT.
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