Biological Oceanography Research Trends by Lea P. Mertens

By Lea P. Mertens

Organic oceanography matters the biology and ecology of oceanic, marine, coastal and estuarine organisms. those diversity from viruses and micro organism to microbes and phytoplankton, from zooplankton and benthic invertebrates to shellfish, fish and marine mammals. The organisms dwell in a dynamic fluid simply defined as a chemical soup that covers seventy one percentage of the earth's floor and is in detail coupled to the ambience, the seafloor and the land. hence, to figure out how organisms are inspired via their setting, organic oceanographers needs to functionality throughout many sub-disciplines similar to biochemistry, genetics, body structure, behaviour, inhabitants dynamics and neighborhood ecology. they need to be a professional of ocean physics, chemistry, geology, and atmospheric and radioactive procedures. This publication provides the newest examine during this box from around the globe.

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This could be of special interest on the continental shelf, where the benthos is more developed than on the slope. , 2007). Research Trends on Demersal Fisheries Oceanography in the Mediterranean 35 Figure 12. , 2000). Black and white sections indicate bathymetric ranges with relative homogeneous species composition and with high species turnover, respectively [adapted from Carney (2005)]. A comprehensive review about deep faunal zonation in the context of contemporary biogeography and oceanography studies, including the MED, has been provided by Carney (2005).

2006). , 1998). Moreover, some of the communities affected on these fishing grounds have already been considered sensitive habitats, as is the case of maërl and Leptometra phalangium beds, or habitats of special interest because of their high productivity, such as the soft red algae bottoms on the shallow shelf which present high biomass indexes (Figure 11). All these habitats increase the structural complexity of the sediments, creating more shelter possibilities for recruits and it has also been suggested that highly productive areas, such as L.

In the WMED, important fluctuations in the distribution, structure and population dynamics of the principal demersal species have been described at both the meso- and macroscale, which affect the yield of the trawl fisheries (Caddy, 1993). g. , 1994, 1997; García-Rodríguez, 2003). The first authors reporting these fluctuations were Astudillo and Caddy (1988), who analysed the annual landings of hake and red mullet off the Balearic Islands from 1940 to 1975 and found a marked periodicity of 12-15 years.

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