The Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: Estimates, Patterns, and Threats

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Coll, M.; Piroddi, C.; Steenbeek, J.; Kaschner, K.; Lasram, F.B .; Aguzzi, J.; Ballesteros, E.; Bianchi, C.N.; Corbera, J.; Dailianis, T.; Danovaro, R.; Estrada, M.; Froglia, C.; Galil, B.S.; Gasol, J.M.; Gertwagen, R.; Gil, J.; Guilhaumon, F.; Kesner-Reye, K.; Kitsos, M.S.; Koukouras, A.; Lampadariou, N.; Laxamana, E.; Lopez-Fe de la Cuadra, C.M.; Lotze, H.K.; Martin, D.; Mouillot, D.; Oro, D.; Raicevich, S.; Rius-Barile, J.; ... view all 38 authors
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 5,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011842, pmc: PMC2914016
  • Subject: Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Historical Biology | messinian salinity crisis | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Climate Change | deep sea | Ecology/Marine and Freshwater Ecology | endangered Balearic shearwater | of the art | beaked common dolphins | Medicine | species diversity | deep-sea | long-term chenges | small pelagic fish | of-the-art | Q | R | species-diversity | Review | Adriatic Sea | Science | Aegean Sea | endangered Balearic sherwater | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Conservation Science | long term changes

The Mediterranean Sea is a marine biodiversity hot spot. Here we combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marine ecosystem and to revise and update several species lists. We also assessed... View more