Mediterranean Sampling at Scilla - 5-8 July 2010

Sampling mission for WP1 at Scilla. Stefano Goffredo, Erik Caroselli and Gianni Neto (Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, University of Bologna) sampled corals and environmental parameters to be used in the various work packages.

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Erik Caroselli @ Scilla. Stefano Goffredo shows the sampling protocol to Francesco Turano, who will sample the corals wach month for the reproduction analyses of WP3.


Stefano Goffredo and Francesco Turano.
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Going to the sampling area.


The coral bottle. Francesco's underwater camera.
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Some equipment.


Leptopsammia pruvoti. Astroides calycularis with a Sea Cow (Discodoris atromaculata).
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Full of corals.


Astroides calycularis. Phyllangia mouchezii.
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Gianni Neto and his underwater camera.


Competition for space. Other marine life at Scila: Moray.
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False coral. Actually it's a briozoan. Breams.
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Other breams.
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Common weever. Another bream.
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Various bivalves.


A strange polychaete.
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Starfish and briozoans. Tentacles.
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Pinna rudis. Apogon imberbis.
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Golden Grouper.


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Mediterranean trumpetfish.


Octopus vulgaris. Bristelworms.
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Fighting crabs.


Caramote Prawn.
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Scorpion fish.


Other spyrographs. Sea Urchin.
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Red and yellow gorgonians (Paramuricea clavata), typical of the Scilla region.


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The "mountain" of Scilla is covered by them.


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Mountain slope.
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Octopus macropus.


Hyppocampus ramulosus.
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Most of them were pregnant.


Hidden Caramote Prawn.
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Another Seahorse.


Brittlestarfish. Ascidians.
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Turtle Slug.
Another Turtle Slug.