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Boreal
1) Biogeographical: pertaining to cool or cold temperate regions of the northern hemisphere (Lincoln et al., 1998). 2) Marine zoogeography: Ekman (1953) states that the centre of the boreal region lies in the North Sea. It is bounded by the subarctic transitional zone to the north between Shetland, the Faeroe Islands and Iceland and in the south-west of Britain by a transitional zone with the Mediterranean-Atlantic lusitanian region.

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