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Sea warming effects on ecosystems

The sea temperature rise is a key element closely related to the climate change. How does it happen? How does it affect marine organisms? In the Mediterranean Sea, scientists are monitoring seawater temperatures at different depths and investigating the impacts on marine ecosystems.

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Fishermen and scientists, together to reduce the impact of trawling on the seafloor

Scientists and the Fishermen's Association of Palamos are working together in a study to assess the impact of different models of trawl doors on the seafloor.

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A fishery management pilot project for recovering hake population

European hake populations in the western Mediterranean Sea are overexploited. This is the conclusion of all the assessments made since 1992 until now by CSIC scientists at the Institut de Ciencias del Mar and from other research institutions, like IEO and IFREMER. Fishermen and administrations have joined to tackle fishery pressure.

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Software calculates the reproductive potential of fish

The Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo has led the development of a software that enables the automatic calculation of fish reproductive potential. The software is called “Govocitos” and is distributed free of charge. It may improve the projections of fish stocks and their preservation.

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A project analyzes the microparticles in European subway

Hexacomm  is a European Project aimed at studying the risks associated with human exposure to particles in the air. One of its sub-projects will analyze the exposure of passengers to the particles in the subway of some European cities: Barcelona, Prague, Athens and Porto.

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