Sea slugs: discovering other inhabitants in the Barcelona coasts

by Universitat de Barcelona

A study on marine biodiversity has identified seventy-three species of sea slugs in the coasts of Barcelona, an anthropized environment due to the urban metropolis. In this group of gastropod molluscs...

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Mediterranean sea urchins are more vulnerable than thought

by Universitat de Barcelona

The sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, an eatable species of great commercial interest found in the Mediterranean and North-East Atlantic, is more vulnerable than it was believed so far.

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A scientific study reveals the most abundant type of microplastics in Mediterranean coastal waters

by Universitat de Barcelona

Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published by the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin –by t...

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The entity CRU working on climate change incorporates WeMOI index, created by UB researchers, to study the weather in the Mediterranean area

by Universitat de Barcelona

​Singularities of geography and orography of the western Mediterranean make it impossible to apply some of the indexes to understand and predict meteorological phenomena in wide areas of the planet....

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University of Alicante CIMAR scientists investigate the uncontrolled expansion of blue crabs as an invasive species in the Mediterranean

by Universidad de Alicante

Spread of this species is faster than research activity and efforts of management agencies. CIMAR, along with the UPV and the Spanish Oceanographic Institute have requested a national project to inves...

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Healthy diets make cities more sustainable

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The water used to produce food available in urban areas generally doesn’t make it into city sustainability estimates, which only take into account direct water use and parameters such as waste colle...

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