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Objective

Warning Corals!
To study the effect of climate change in the Mediterranean Sea on corals, gorgonians and other macro-invertebrate species (sponges, bryozoans).

Targeted Species & Habitats

Warning Corals!

About this project

Warning Corals!
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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Warning Corals!

How can you contribute?

 

Scientists still need to know how the corals and gorgonians are distributed in the Mediterranean Sea, and everything about their reproduction and how it is affected by climate change.

If you dive in coralligenous areas, you can send a picture of any species of corals and gorgonians that you see, and fill in a form with the following data:

  • Data
  • Location
  • Species
  • Depth
  • Water temperature
  • If there is reproduction, conservation status.

Contact

Warning Corals!
Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) - University of Barcelona
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Sunset Kayak Tour in Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

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Dolphin Watching Trip in Arrabida Natural Park

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30.00

Learn to Surf or Paddle Surf on the Garraf Coast

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15.00

Es Vedrà Islet Boat Trip from Formentera

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20.00

St James Boat Tour in Ria de Arousa

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Whale Watching & Vila Franca Islet Tour

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5-day Kayak & Wild Camp the Archipelago - Selfguided

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200.00

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20-Minute Try Dive in Tenerife

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60.00

Sailing boat tour along Bilbao's estuary

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75.00

Try Dive in Menorca

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35.00

Pedregoso Island Dive in Ria de Arousa

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Sunset Boat Tour in San Sebastian

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20.00

Cave Discovery Boat Tour to Benagil

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40.00

Coasteering in Gorliz

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28.00

Gola Island Wild Walking Experience

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40.00

Scientific Diving Experience in Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino
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Guided Snorkeling Tour of Paraggi Bay, Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino
40.00

Whale & Dolphin Trip in West Cork

Ireland County Cork
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Diving & Volunteer Holiday in Lisbon

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais

Discover Europe's best natural landscapes

Pula & Medulin

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Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Hemptons Turbot Bank

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Krka National Park

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SS Hildebrand

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Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Fanad Head

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HMS Scylla

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Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

County Donegal

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Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Grianan of Aileach

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El Palmar

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Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Pednathise Head

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Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Liguria

Italy Liguria

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

St John's Point

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Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Ibiza & Formentera

Spain Balearic Islands Ibiza & Formentera

Gilstone Reef

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Cinque Terre

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Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Tarifa

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Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Menorca

Spain Balearic Islands Menorca

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

La Gomera

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Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

The Glens of Antrim

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Bota de Fora

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South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

The Volnay

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Parque das Gorgonias

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Skye and Lochalsh

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Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Barcelona

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Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Mulroy Bay

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Newquay

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Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Arranmore Island

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Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Cita Wreckage

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Costa Daurada

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Causeway Coast & Glens

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Porth Rock Reef

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El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

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Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Vrsar & Vuntana

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Istria

Croatia Istria

El Hierro

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North Inishowen

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River Gurara - Popa

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Highlands

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