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Some remarks on the ecological state of benthic populations recorded during the IAEA '98 Black Sea cruise of Prof. Vodyanitskiy R/V
Gomoiu, M.-T.; Secrieru, D.; Paraschiv, G.; Opreanu, P.; Puschiaza, D. (2004). Some remarks on the ecological state of benthic populations recorded during the IAEA '98 Black Sea cruise of Prof. Vodyanitskiy R/V. Geo-Eco-Marina 9-10: 1-12
In: Geo-Eco-Marina. Institutul National de Cercetare. Dezvoltare pentru Geologie si Geoecologie Marina: Bucuresti. ISSN 2248-2776, more

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Keywords
    Benthos; Biodiversity; Ecosystems; MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Gomoiu, M.-T.
  • Secrieru, D.
  • Paraschiv, G.
  • Opreanu, P.
  • Puschiaza, D.

Abstract
    This paper presents the quantitative and qualitative distribution of benthic populations in the north-western continental shelf of the Black Sea, in the summer of 1998. The studies are based on the 11 quantitative samples collected during IAEA ’98 Redeux Project Cruise. Overall, 70 species belonging to 14 major taxa have been identified. The diversity of species and the abundance of populations were generally low. The most abundant organisms were the worm populations, with Nematoda group reaching the highest density. In comparison with the previous assessment the ecological state of the benthic populations is still precarious and there are some uncertainties, which make it difficult to draw a final conclusion. Certainly, the number of samples is small, but there are some difficulties in establishing the tendency of the populations, benthic organisms being heterogeneously distributed on the seabed.

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  • Benthos data collected in the Black Sea during the IAEA Cruise in 1998, more

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