A PRELIMINARY BIODIVERSITY SURVEY IN THREE SHIPWRECKS IN THE DARDANELLES (MARMARA SEA, TURKEY)


ÖZALP H. B. , Alparslan M., Okudan-Aslan E. S. , Aysel O., Aysel V.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.26, ss.6986-6991, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6986-6991

Özet

In this study macro aquatic biota inhabiting on three different shipwrecks in the canakkale Strait were investigated during the winter of 2010-2011 and the summer of 2014-2015 (Nov. 2010 -Sep 2015). One of the shipwrecks is strongly dominated by gorgonian corals while others had only a variety of algae and fish; 5 anthozoans, 2 echinoderm, 1 tunicate, 33 fish and 31 macroalgae species were determined. Visual census techniques were used for evaluation of fish assemblages around the sites. Based on faunal characteristics, the shipwrecks could be classified as three different groups.