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Previati et al. 2011


scientific article | Biol Mar Medit

Preliminary data about mesophotic coralligenous off SCI of Capo Berta

Previati M, Enrico G, Palma M

Abstract

Aim of this project was to characterize the coralligenous epibenthic assemblages off the Capo Berta SCI (Ligurian Sea, Italy) in nine sites at three depths. The community structures appeared extremely variable but at all sites fishing nets and negative impacts of trawling were recorded, highlighting the importance and urgency to amplify knowledge regarding coralligenous biocenosis in order to develop appropriate conservation plans.

Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
30- 60 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
1 x (total of 936 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity
Management and Conservation
Disturbances

Focusgroups
Overall benthic (groups)
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Italy - Ligurian Sea

Platforms
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

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