Meiobenthic diversity from tropical and temperate sandy beaches

submitted by: Katerina_Sevastou

Meiobenthic data from 13 tropical (Galapagos Islands) and 10 subtropical (Crete, Eastern Mediterranean) sandy beaches were used for exploring differences in diversity patterns between temperate and tropical areas. Nematodes dominated in terms of abundance at most of the tropical beaches (highest dominance 94%), whereas, copepods predominated in the temperate area, more pronouncedly in exposed conditions where in some cases they exceeded 90%.

Diversity of nudibranchs in Thailand

submitted by: Suchana_Chavanich
Nudibranchs can be found in a wide diversity of habitats in Thailand.  They have become popular subjects for underwater photographers and naturalists due to their wide diversity of forms and color patterns.  They are also important predators on many animal groups associated with bottom communities and some are proving to be of interest to scientists due to the presence of chemicals that may have medical applications.  However, little has been known about nudibranchs in Thailand.  In this...

The aquarium of Varna - educational center for biodiversity. daniela klisarova, elitsa petrova institute of fish resources-varna, bulgaria

submitted by: Daniela_Klisarova

The collection of marine, freshwater and tropical fish in the Aquarium Varna maintained by researchers at the Institute for Fish Resources , Agricultural Academy formed modern vision of the oldest Aquarium in the Balkans. It is relatively small to assess in the direction of long-term protection. The future imposes cooperative international programs necessary to form a large viable populations.

Investigation of invasive species in the  ballast waters of ships calling port of Varna. daniela klisarova institute of fish resources-varna, bulgaria

submitted by: Daniela_Klisarova
During the last years an unusual form of pollution by the  merchant ships, seriously harm the Black sea ecosystem. Thus the exotic species  accidentally  transported from the other parts of the Ocean with the ballast waters pumped out close to the Black sea coast were adapted successfully and developed violently, because they have not natural enemies to restrict their population. Investigation of the ballast waters by taking samples from ship's ballast tanks carried out in 2008-2009 in...