Scientia Marina, Vol 68, No S3 (2004)

An introduction to Mediterranean deep-sea biology


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2004.68s37

Francisco Sardà
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Spain

Antoni Calafat
GRC Geociències Marines, Dept. Estratigrafia, Paleontologia i Geociències Marines, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Mª Mar Flexas
Laboratori d’Enginyeria Marítima, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (LIM/UPC) - Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (IMEDEA-CSIC), Spain

Anastasios Tselepides
Institute of Marine Biology, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

Miquel Canals
GRC Geociències Marines, Dept. Estratigrafia, Paleontologia i Geociències Marines, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Manuel Espino
Laboratori d’Enginyeria Marítima, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (LIM/UPC), Spain

Angelo Tursi
Dipartimento di Zoologia, Università di Bari, Italy

Abstract


This chapter presents the state of the art concerning the deep-sea Mediterranean environment: geology, hydrology, biology and fisheries. These are the fields of study dealt with in the scientific papers of this volume. The authors are specialists who have addressed their research to the Mediterranean deep-sea environment during the last years. This introduction is an overview but not an exhaustive review.

Keywords


Mediterranean; marine environment; geology; hydrology; biology; fisheries

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