Benthic diversity of the soft bottoms in a semi-enclosed basin of the Mediterranean Sea

@article{Mastrototaro2008BenthicDO,
  title={Benthic diversity of the soft bottoms in a semi-enclosed basin of the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Francesco Mastrototaro and Agnese Giove and Gianfranco D’Onghia and Angelo Tursi and Alfonso Matarrese and Marta Velia Gadaleta},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2008},
  volume={88},
  pages={247 - 252}
}
The benthic diversity of the soft bottoms in the Taranto Seas (Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo) (eastern-central Mediterranean Sea) was studied during July 2002. Quantitative samples were taken using a Van Veen grab and granulometric analysis of the sediment was carried out. A total of 131 species were identified. Molluscs and annelids made up 77% of the species and 87% of the individual number. Data from these two groups were used for hierarchical clustering and multidimensional scaling. The… 

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