Marine mammals in the Adriatic sea - distribution and vulnerability

Veljković, Monika (2013) Marine mammals in the Adriatic sea - distribution and vulnerability. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Special position and purity of the Adriatic Sea have always attracted various species of marine mammals that have undergone significant evolutionary path to acquire the necessary adaptations for life in the sea. This work presents an overview of most common marine mammals that live in the Adriatic Sea. Almost all types of marine mammals in the Adriatic Sea are endangered while some are regionally extinct in the Adriatic Sea and appear only occasionally. Some of the many causes of this situation are the growing pollution because of littoralization which is particularly threatened marine mammals. Habitat degradation, accidental entanglement in fishing nets and deliberate taking of marine mammals, plastic packaging are just some of the reasons for the creation of small and isolated populations that can not be maintained without protection. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the places of their greater abundance and with direct measures protect such areas or take specific measures of governance. Otherwise, we will lose species that make up a significant part of biological diversity and specificity of the Adriatic Sea.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kružić, Petar
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 09:59
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 09:59
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3061

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