Figure 1: Self-organized spatial patterns in a mussel bed at two spatial scales nested within one another. | Nature Communications

Figure 1: Self-organized spatial patterns in a mussel bed at two spatial scales nested within one another.

From: Pattern formation at multiple spatial scales drives the resilience of mussel bed ecosystems

Figure 1

(a) Aerial view of a mussel bed on an intertidal flat, representing a width of ~200 metres. (b) Self-organized banded patterns within this bed, where the distance between successive mussel bands varies between 2 and 20 metres. (c) Small-scale clusters <20 cm in scale embedded within the mussel bands.

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