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The mine tailing accident in Aznalcollar.
The main characteristics of Doñana Park, the mine activities developed in Aznalcollar and their related environmental risks are described and the first package of urgent actions undertaken for preventive and mitigation purposes are summarized. Expand
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
Resource Partitioning in a Mediterranean demersal fish community.
Covariance values of community matrices for each guild indicate that competition is more likely in the benthic than in the epibenthic guild, and species are more closely packed with respect to depth distribution than to food. Expand
Substrate use and temporal pattern of recruitment in juvenile fishes of the Mediterranean littoral
The microhabitat use and seasonality of the juveniles of 24 littoral species in the north-west Mediterranean Sea were studied, and Canonical correspondence analysis revealed that the species recruit in well-defined habitats. Expand
Ontogenetic shifts in habitat use and aggregation in juvenile sparid fishes
Ontogenetic shifts in habitat use, aggregation and dispersion were studied from the onset of settlement to recruitment to the adult population for juvenile littoral fishes of the genus Diplodus in the north-west Mediterranean Sea between May 1993 and June 1996. Expand
Large–scale species–richness gradients in the Atlantic Ocean
  • E. Macpherson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 August 2002
The relationships between species richness and different environmental factors indicate that area size does not explain the latitudinal pattern in benthic species richness on a large spatial scale and calls into question the existence of a single primary cause that would explain the pattern. Expand
Planktonic larval duration and settlement marks on the otoliths of Mediterranean littoral fishes
The planktonic larval duration was estimated for 42 species of littoral fishes from the north-western Mediterranean Sea using daily increments and settlement marks on the otoliths of new settlers and post-settlers and observed a certain tendency of individuals of closely related species to have a shorter larvalduration in the warmer part of the year than in the colder part ofThe year. Expand
The influence of oceanographic fronts and early-life-history traits on connectivity among littoral fish species
It is shown that oceanic fronts represent major barriers to gene flow and have a strong influence on the population genetic structure of some fish species, and the underlying physical mechanisms are not site-specific but common among the oceans, suggesting the generality of the findings. Expand