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2014-02-25 04:21:06

Representatives from Greece and Turkey participating at the EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project partners' meeting vow to cooperate to improve ICZM cooperation ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of local authorities and NGOs from Greece and Turkey called for cross-border cooperation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and other urban and environmental issues common to both sides. The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project...

2014-02-06 12:20:33

The partners' meeting of the EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project in Alexandroupolis, Greece, will explore ways to improve cross-border cooperation on managing coastal development ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project [http://marenostrumproject.eu ] will hold a partners' meeting in Alexandroupolis, Greece, which will focus on cross-border issues regarding integrated coastal-zone management (ICZM). Participants...

2013-08-15 11:54:02

13th c. Eastern Mediterranean cultures suffered wars, famine fueled by climate change Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Kaniewski from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France and colleagues from other institutions. Ancient civilizations flourished in regions of the Eastern Mediterranean...

2013-07-31 04:20:09

Representatives of local municipalities participating in a workshop organized by the EU-funded Mare Nostrum asked governments to take firm action to finance and coordinate efforts to protect cliffs from erosion and collapse VOLOS, Greece, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project [http://marenostrumproject.eu ], which aims to explore new ways of protecting and managing the Mediterranean coastline, called on governments to take immediate and coordinated...

Bechstein's Bat Is Forest Specialist
2013-05-28 15:54:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study sheds a little light on the origins of the Bechstein's bat, which tends to be thought of as a Euro-Siberian species. The Bechstein's bat is distributed from the Iberian Peninsula to the Caucasus, and is even seen as far south as Scandinavia. Moreover, the species is regarded as rare, despite its abundance in the fossil records of the late Pleistocene and Holocene periods. Fossil records show that the start and...

2013-05-06 16:21:17

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stunning sights, breath taking sunsets, beautiful beaches and legendary Balearic beats, will all be possible on MSC Orchestra's 2013 8-day/7-night summer cruises, which include stops at the famed Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and other top Mediterranean spots. From June 14 to October 18, 2013, MSC Orchestra will be departing every Friday from Genoa on a diverse western Mediterranean itinerary, spanning the magnificent monuments of Rome and...

2013-02-28 08:22:04

The new collaborative international project, headed by Technion Professor Rachelle Alterman, aims to bridge the legal-institutional gap in Mediterranean coastline management HAIFA, Israel, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Union (EU) has awarded the international Mare Nostrum [http://marenostrumproject.eu ] consortium EUR4.3 million to explore new ways of preserving the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline. The three-year project is aimed at bridging the...

2012-11-22 04:20:28

LONDON, November 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Exploring the Commercial and Strategic Opportunities Available in the Region Following on from the success of the 2012 event, which attracted over 100 key decision makers, the 2nd Annual East Mediterranean and North African Gas Forum will take place in Rome, Italy on 26 - 28 February 2013. It will look at developments within both regions in the last twelve months and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the...

2012-05-30 10:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bilateral meeting tomorrow in Brussels, high-ranking officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission (EC) will discuss the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including the ongoing use of illegal driftnets in the Mediterranean. In September 2011, the United States and the European Union (EU) signed a joint agreement to combat IUU fishing. Tomorrow's...

Invading Sea Crab Reaches The Ebro Delta
2012-05-25 09:32:06

Originally endemic to the Atlantic Coast of North America, over the past 30 years Dyspanopeus sayi has been involuntarily introduced in the UK, France, the Netherlands, the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea. A study shows that in recent years the sea crab has established itself along the Western Mediterranean Coast. A team of Spanish and German researchers have recorded the first American Dyspanopeus sayi sea crab in the bay of Els Alfacs in the Ebro Delta (Spain). Both sexes were captured...


Latest Mediterranean Sea Reference Libraries

Hatpin Urchin, Centrostephanus longispinus
2013-11-14 12:05:28

The Hatpin Urchin (Centrostephanus longispinus) is a species of sea urchin belonging to the family Diadematidae. There are two subspecies, Centrostephanus l. longispinus, found in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea and Centrostephanus I. rubricingulus, found in the western Atlantic. In the year 1940, Mortenson believed that C. longispinus and C. rubricingulus were closely related species but that they could be distinguished due to the fact that C. longispinus has smaller and fewer...

North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

Astropecten jonstoni
2013-08-12 10:02:43

Astropecten jonstoni is a species of starfish that is classified within the Astropectinidae family that can only be found in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within sandy areas at depths between 3.2 and 39.3 feet. This species is unique in its shape, which highly resembles a star. Its upper side is typically clear with shades of greyish brown, turquoise-green, or light brown. It reaches a diameter between 2.7 and 3.1 inches, making it the smallest species in its family within the...

Adriatic Sea
2013-04-18 22:08:38

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water dividing the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula and the Apennine Mountains from the Dinaric Alps and neighboring ranges. This sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, stretching from the Strait of Otranto to the northwest and the Po Valley. It contains over 1300 islands, mainly located along the eastern, Croatian, coast. Its divided into three basins, the northern one being the shallowest and the southern one being the deepest; a...

Balearic Sea
2013-04-18 22:04:34

The Balearic sea, or otherwise known as the Iberian Sea, is a body of water located in the Mediterranean Sea near the Balearic Islands. Image Caption: Satellite Picture of the Balearic Sea. Credit: Serg!o/Wikipedia

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