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Preliminary results from the establishment of experimental artificial reefs in the N. Aegean Sea (Chalkidiki, Greece)
Sinis, A.I.; Chintiroglou, C.C.; Stergiou, K.I. (2000). Preliminary results from the establishment of experimental artificial reefs in the N. Aegean Sea (Chalkidiki, Greece), in: Chintiroglou, C.C. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and adjacent regions, Kavala, Greece, 17-21 may 1999 [CD-ROM]. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 130(Suppl.): pp. 143-147
In: Chintiroglou, C.C.; Schockaert, E.R. (Ed.) (2000). Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and adjacent regions, Kavala, Greece, 17-21 may 1999 [CD-ROM]. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 130(Suppl.). Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Diepenbeek. 1-147 pp., more
In: Belgian Journal of Zoology. Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Gent. ISSN 0777-6276, more
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  • Sinis, A.I.; Chintiroglou, C.C.; Stergiou, K.I. (2000). Preliminary results from the establishment of experimental artificial reefs in the N. Aegean Sea (Chalkidiki, Greece). Belg. J. Zool. 130(Suppl.): 143-147, more

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  • Sinis, A.I.
  • Chintiroglou, C.C.
  • Stergiou, K.I.

Abstract
    Twenty-four artificial reef units were designed and set in the coastal waters off Neos Marmaras (Chalkidiki, North Aegean Sea, Greece) in July 1998, at depths ranging between 7 and 22 m. The volume of each unit was between 0.8 and 2.25 m3 and the maximum weight was up to one t. Three different types of material were used for the construction of the units, namely cement, ceramic and car tyres. The units were set along a main axis and along secondary axes that were perpendicular to the main one. The artificial reef units were monitored both directly, by diving, as well as through underwater photos and experimental sampling. Our results indicated that there was a tendency: (a) of sessile organisms to inhabit the reef units and (b) for fish to find refuge in the reef units with higher number of species generally recorded after the deployment of the reef units.

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