Re-shifting the ecological baseline for the overexploited Mediterranean red coral

@inproceedings{Garrabou2017ReshiftingTE,
  title={Re-shifting the ecological baseline for the overexploited Mediterranean red coral},
  author={Joaquim Garrabou and Enric Sala and C. Linares and Jean Baptiste Ledoux and I Montero-Serra and J. M. Dominici and Silvija Kipson and N{\'u}ria Teixid{\'o} and E. Cebri{\'a}n and Diego K. Kersting and J. G. Harmelin},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2017}
}
Overexploitation leads to the ecological extinction of many oceanic species. The depletion of historical abundances of large animals, such as whales and sea turtles, is well known. However, the magnitude of the historical overfishing of exploited invertebrates is unclear. The lack of rigorous baseline data limits the implementation of efficient management and conservation plans in the marine realm. The precious Mediterranean red coral Corallium rubrum has been intensively exploited since… CONTINUE READING