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Data set name

Data on effect of oil spill on 'Posidonia Oceania' prairies in Ligurian Sea

Data holding centreENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom November 1991 - 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

4 sites in the Ligurian Sea (Arenzano, Capoleto, Varazze, Monterosso)

Observations 
Parameters

Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

An annual study (December 1991-December 1992) is being conducted at 4 sites in the Ligurian Sea: Arenzano, Capoleto, Varazze and Monterosso. The first three sites lie in an area in which an accidental petroleum spill occurred in April 1991. The last is being used as a reference site. One of the aims of the study is to check on flinching of the Posidonia Oceanica prairies at the boundary facing the open sea due to the hydrocarbon pollution. The 'Balisage' method was applied to this boundary. The density and colonization rate of the prairies along with the phenology and epiphytism are being studied through in situ countings and collection of samples.

OriginatorsENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Data web sitehttp://www.santateresa.enea.it
Availability 
OrganisationENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactBruschi A.
Address

ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Forte S. Teresa Via S.Teresa 1
Lerici

19036
Italy

Telephone+39 0187 978215
Facsimile+39 0187 978273
Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-156
Global identifier3819
Last revised1992-09-23