Finding of alien brown macroalgae Chorda tomentosa Lyngb. in the Ukrainian Black Sea coast

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Minicheva, Galina (2015)
  • Publisher: Turkish Marine Research Foundation
  • Journal: Journal of Black Sea / Mediterranean Environment (issn: 1304-9550, eissn: 1304-9550)
  • Subject: Keywords: Chorda tomentosa, alien (biological invasion, non-indigenous species), Black Sea, Ukraine

AbstractBrown algae Chorda tomentosa Lyngb. 1819, representative of order Laminariales Mig. 1909, was found in the north-western part of the Black Sea (Ukraine, Odessa Bay, Cape Bolshoi Fontan) in spring 2015. This is a new invasive species in the Black Sea ecosystem and the only representative of brown laminarian algae. Ecological activity of this species is 82.2±4.3 m2·kg-1, that corresponds to the nutrient level of the area where it was found.
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