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Persistence of Pristine Deep-Sea Coral Gardens in the Mediterranean Sea (SW Sardinia)
Leiopathes glaberrima is a tall arborescent black coral species structuring important facies of the deep-sea rocky bottoms of the Mediterranean Sea that are severely stifled by fishing activities. AtExpand
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The Seascape of Demersal Fish Nursery Areas in the North Mediterranean Sea, a First Step Towards the Implementation of Spatial Planning for Trawl Fisheries
The identification of nursery grounds and other essential fish habitats of exploited stocks is a key requirement for the development of spatial conservation planning aimed at reducing the adverseExpand
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Dystrophy effects on the LIZA RAMADA (Risso, 1826) (Pisces, Mugilidae) population in the Cabras lagoon (Central-Western Sardinia)
Fish samples were collected between 1999 and 2002 in the Cabras lagoon, the largest brackish area in Sardinia and one of the most important areas for the artisanal lagoon fishery in the MediterraneanExpand
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The “Sardinian cold-water coral province” in the context of the Mediterranean coral ecosystems
Abstract A new cold-water coral (CWC) province has been identified in the Mediterranean Sea in the Capo Spartivento canyon system offshore the southern coast of Sardinia. The ‘Sardinia cold-waterExpand
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Preliminary data on habitat characterization relevance for red coral conservation and management
Through a non-invasive and interdisciplinary approach, distribution and size/age structure of deep dwelling populations of the precious red coral Corallium rubrum (LINNAEUS, 1758), were described inExpand
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Leiopathes glaberrima millennial forest from SW Sardinia as nursery ground for the small spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula
Association between habitat structuring organisms and other species has great relevance for ecosystem-based conservation measures. Those occurring in temperate areas, particularly in the upperExpand
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Coral forests diversity in the outer shelf of the south Sardinian continental margin
Abstract Ecological theory predicts that heterogeneous habitats allow more species to co-exist in a given area, but to date, knowledge on relationships between habitat heterogeneity and biodiversityExpand
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Assessing the potential of marine Natura 2000 sites to produce ecosystem‐wide effects in rocky reefs: A case study from Sardinia Island (Italy)
A number of policy measures have been adopted to cope with ongoing ocean degradation. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are among them. MPAs and their coverage have increased worldwide, including in EUExpand
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Temporal dynamics of demersal chondrichthyan species in the central western Mediterranean Sea: The case study in Sardinia Island
Abstract Occurrence, abundance and size trends of 25 demersal Chondrichthyes (10 Sharks: 3 Carcharhiniformes, 2 Hexanchiformes, 5 Squaliformes; 14 Batoids: 3 Myliobatiformes, 8 Rajiformes, 3Expand
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