To study the effect of climate change in the Mediterranean Sea on corals, gorgonians and other macro-invertebrate species (sponges, bryozoans).
Sobre esta iniciativa
The Mediterranean Sea has been identified as a major climate change hotspot and displays a significant warming trend, with several effects on marine ecosystems. The most significant impacts related to warming are the mass mortality events on corals, gorgonians and other macro-invertebrates species (sponges, bryozoans), which can significantly change the species distribution. Other impacts include shifts in reproduction periods, and colonization of alien species with more tropical affinities. This project wants to monitor the coral populations and study the changes caused by climate change in order to propose efficient management tools for these species.
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