Invasive species of algae in the Adriatic sea

Kocijan, Kristina (2014) Invasive species of algae in the Adriatic sea. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Over the last few decades the Mediterranean Sea, and thus our Adriatic Sea, is severely affected by the arrival of new invasive species. After Suez Canal was dug through, lots of organisms got the opportunity to populate new habitats and to find new food sources in the Mediterranean Sea. Herein are presented three species of algae that are spreading very fast over the seabed of Adriatic Sea, Caulerpa taxifolia, Caulerpa racemosa and Womersleyella setacea. The habitus of every algae, its way of reproduction, area that occupies and the affect that has on other organisms is described. The idea of biological control on which scientists are working on for a few years now is also described. It will also take a few years to realize it. All Mediterranean countries should synergy to stop the negative influences of algae and to find effective solution to reduce their expansion rates. Thus native communities of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea would be preserved.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kružić, Petar
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 12:41
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 12:41
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3264

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