Ana Ruiz de Gordoa

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The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is an extraordinary fish that has amazed humanity since ancient times. However, the continuous overexploitation of this fishery, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, could result in a total collapse of this resource. Currently, this species is managed as two stocks: Western Atlantic and Mediterranean-Eastern(More)
Ecomorphological changes as a result of natural perturbations in estuarine fish communities were investigated in two South African estuaries (Swartvlei and East Kleinemonde), both before and after the loss of aquatic macrophyte beds in these systems. The fish communities were analysed using an ecomorphological diversity index (EMI) and the results compared(More)
B~ornass spectra in the different benthic fish assemblages at depths between 100 and 800 m off the coast of Namibia were studied over a p e r ~ o d of 3 yr These assemblages were located in areas spanning active upwelling centres on the shelf and zones of lower productiv~ty on the lower slope. The slopes of the curves for the normallzed size distributions(More)
This study analysed the temporal pattern of Atlantic bluefin tuna (ABFT) spawning in the Balearic spawning ground and examined its reproductive performance after years in captivity. Furthermore, ABFT hatching time at different on-site temperatures was determined for the first time. Spawning surveys were carried out in 4 spawning seasons (2009-2012) aboard(More)
This study investigates the predation of P. noctiluca ephyrae on Atlantic Bluefin tuna (ABFT) eggs under different experimental conditions. The specific factors considered in the experimental design were: a) water mix conditions to explore predation under two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) prey distributions, b) prey density to investigate the(More)
This study presents the first results on Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) individual spawning duration and its short-term temporal behavior. The study was based on direct measurements resulting from mtDNA analysis of the offspring of spawners held in transport cages during the 2013 spawning monitoring survey in Balearic waters. The number of females(More)
Intentional mislabelling of seafood is a widespread problem, particularly with high-value species like tuna. In this study we examine tuna mislabelling, deliberate species substitution, types of substitution and its impact on prices. The survey covered the commercial chain, from Merca-Barna to fishmongers and restaurants in the Spanish Autonomous Community(More)
to compare the different adipose tissue (AT) compartments, muscle mass, muscle fat infiltration, coronary calcium, as well as associations among changes in different AT compartments between frail and robust nonagenarians. Forty-two elderly subjects took part in this study: 29 institutionalized frail elderly (92.0 ± 8 years) and 13 robust elderly (88.2 ± 4.1(More)
We investigated prey selection by the monkfish, Lophius upsicephalus. This sit-and-wait predator preferentially selected prey types that would be expected to react to the lure of the illicium. Prey size selection was dependent on predator size, with larger predators feeding on a wider range of prey sizes.
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