The North sector of the Strait of Sicily: a priority area for conservation in the Mediterranean Sea

  title={The North sector of the Strait of Sicily: a priority area for conservation in the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Manfredi Di Lorenzo and Matteo Sinerchia and Francesco Colloca},
The largest semi-enclosed basin in the world, the Mediterranean Sea, is characterized by high biodiversity and heavy human pressure on the coastal system. The Strait of Sicily (SoS) represents the boundary between western and eastern Mediterranean sub-regions and is an important biodiversity hot spot. Given its ecotonal nature and it being a “crossroad” for the westward expansion of warm-temperate and tropical species from the Levantin basin, the SoS is likely to play a key role in future… 

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