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2012-02-02 07:58:17

Mediterranean seagrass meadows contain genetically identical clones up to 15 kilometers apart, suggesting that these organisms must be thousands to tens of thousands of years old, as reported in the Feb. 1 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. The seagrass, Posidonia oceanica, reproduces asexually, which can result in single organisms that are very large and very old. To investigate the P. oceanica meadow, the researchers, led by Sophie Arnaud-Haond of the French Research Institute for...

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2010-06-17 11:31:11

"Posidonia oceánica can act as an environmental tracer, reflecting different levels of local and regional pollution", Antonio Tovar-Sánchez, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Global Change research department at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (CSIC-UIB), tells SINC. The analysis of metal levels in Posidonia oceanica, which has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, provided a temporary record of large scale historic...


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2012-04-10 19:01:50

The Slender sea star (Astropecten spinulosus), is a species of starfish in the Astropectinidae family. It is found only in the Mediterranean Sea, spending much of its life on sandy, muddy or gravelly seabed in areas very rich in algae from 3.5 to 165 feet deep. Its favorite seabed meadows are Mediterranean Tapeweed (Posidonia oceanica) and Little Neptune Grass (Cymodocea nodosa). The common name Sea Star is a generic term given to other members of this genus as well. This sea star spends...

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