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First evidence of presence of plastic debris in stomach of large pelagic fish in the Mediterranean Sea.
Preliminary results represent an important initial phase in exploring two main ecotoxicological aspects: the assessment of the presence and impact of plastic debris on these large pelagic fish, and the potential effects related to the transfer of contaminants on human health. Expand
Relationships between otolith size and fish size in some mesopelagic and bathypelagic species from the Mediterranean Sea (Strait of Messina, Italy)
The length-weight relationships and the regressions between otolith size (length and width) and fish length of some mesopelagic and bathypelagic fishes living in the central Mediterranean Sea wereExpand
Intestinal alterations in European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) exposed to microplastics: Preliminary results.
The histological picture that characterizes both groups especially after 90 days of exposure, suggests that the intestinal functions can be in some cases totally compromised, and the impact of increasing microplastics pollution on the marine trophic web is underline. Expand
Characterization of the artisanal fishery and its socio-economic aspects in the central Mediterranean Sea (Aeolian Islands, Italy)
Abstract Artisanal or small-scale fishery represents an important share of the Mediterranean fishery, even if it has been poorly investigated until now. In order to improve the knowledge on thisExpand
Persistent organic pollutants in edible fish: a human and environmental health problem
In Mediterranean fish, the most abundant congeners were the most persistent PCB numbers 153, 138, 180, 118 and 170, which accounted for 51% and 47% of the total PCB residue in tuna fish and swordfish, respectively, and 18% in the Antarctic toothfish. Expand
Plastic Debris Occurrence, Convergence Areas and Fin Whales Feeding Ground in the Mediterranean Marine Protected Area Pelagos Sanctuary: A Modeling Approach
The Mediterranean Sea is greatly affected by marine litter. In this area, research on the impact of plastic debris (including microplastics) on biota, particularly large filter-feeding species suchExpand
Observations on distribution and biology of Galeus melastomus (Chondrichthyes, Scyliorhinidae) in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea (central Mediterranean)
Le chien espagnol Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, est couramment capture en mer Tyrrhenienne meridionale, mais des differences significatives dans the composition of the population ont ete observees en fonction des saisons et de the profondeur. Expand
Diving behavior of the giant devil ray in the Mediterranean Sea
The giant devil ray Mobula mobular is the only mobulid species regularly present in the Mediterranean Sea. The spatial ecology and biology of this species are poorly known, and given its high bycatchExpand
Age, growth and feeding habits of the bluemouth rockfish, Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Delaroche 1809) in the central Mediterranean (southern Tyrrhenian Sea)
This species is a carnivore focusing mainly on the crustaceans Goneplax rhomboides and Lophogaster typicus, and showed an ontogenetic shift between small (4.0–6.3 cm) and larger fishes. Expand
Persistent organic pollutants in some species of a Ross Sea pelagic trophic web
Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) stomach contents, krill (Euphausia superba and E. crystallorophias) and silverfish (Pleuragramma antarcticum) from the Ross Sea were analysed to determine severalExpand