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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.

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2010-06-17 11:31:11

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 environmental changes, such as atmospheric deposition events, which are increasingly frequent in the western Mediterranean as a result of global warming.


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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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