Mediterranean Sea & benthic invertebrate mortality

You can download the PDF. The authors have looked at an extensive dataset and show a positive link to rising temperatures for mass mortalities of benthic invertebrates. I was also based in the Mediterranean for 15 years and noticed poor biodiversity ~ just the same few species in greater or lesser numbers depending on the location. I had some salinity tests done at my university and the eastern Mediterranean had increased about 15% from reported levels [normal Atlantic salinity is assumed to be 36 ppm; easterm Med was around 39-40 ppm, but I found 42 ppm at Kefalonia, Greece, in 2002].

Also the formation of Mediterranean Deep Water had moved from the Ionian to the Aegean in less than 10 years (I’ll try and find a ref for this).

PLoS ONE: Sea invertebrate mortality

4 thoughts on “Hi Friends!

    1. Ating SolihinAting Solihin

      I posted a comment but above it is a line “waiting for moderation.” Thus, I am waiting until tonight because tomorrow morning I will be heading to the forest again for about one month with one break of travel to the marine site. Salam. Ating

      1. JanosJanos Post author

        Hi Ating, I’m pleased to see that you are around. I will figure out how can I eliminate the necessity of approval comments from higher level members, like each of you. Interestingly the current framework does not always requires my approval when any of you send a new comment.
        Anyway, for how long time will you be away? I’d like to hear something about the idea of BA from you. Do you like it? Do you consider to participate as a founder? What do you miss? ….?????
        Best regards,
        Janos

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