Coral diversity (Anthozoa) in Nature park Telašćica

Ankon, Pavel (2014) Coral diversity (Anthozoa) in Nature park Telašćica. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Coralligenous biocenosis in Croatia is considered a threatened habitat type (NN 7/2006). In the Adriatic, this biocenosis is threatened by extraction and collection of marine organisms, global warming of the sea, uncontrolled fishing, boat anchoring, invasive species, pollution and contamination by sewage or aquaculture, intensive algal blooms, and a variety of recreational activities (such as diving in protected areas ). All types of corals belonging to the IUCN categories of endangered (EN), near threatened (NT) or vulnerable (VU) species (species). The most endangered species from the study area are Yellow Gorgonian (Eunicella cavolini), Violescent Sea-whip (Paramuricea clavata), Star Coral (Madracis pharensis) and Red Coral (Corallium rubrum). The underwater cliffs on the outer PP „Telascica“ are still in relatively good condition. Although you can see the impact of humans, coral fauna is quite diverse and well-preserved. We need to invest greater efforts in order to decrease the direct negative impact of humans (fishing and marine pollution), especially in areas in the Adriatic that are under special protection, as in this case BP "Telašćica".

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kružić, Petar
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 20
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 10:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 10:04
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3292

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