By Henri J. Dumont, Tamara A. Shiganova, Ulrich Niermann
The Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas signify 3 fragmentsof the previous Tethys Sea, and are therefore of significant curiosity tounderstanding the evolution of the complete zone the place Eurasia,Africa and the Arabian Peninsula meet. Fishing job and maritimetraffic throughout the Dardanelles and Bosporus, and through the Lenin Canalto the Caspian Sea, have tremendously intensified. in addition, all majorEuropean rivers are actually associated by means of canals, that means that ships cannavigate from the mouth of the Volga to the Baltic, from the Danubeto the Rhine, and from there to all different significant ecu Rivers. Suchan anastomosed process not just permits ships to go among basins:biota persist with of their wake, and therefore the Black Sea and Caspian faunaand vegetation, lengthy sequestered of their closed basins, are suddenlygiven a chance to "escape". nonetheless, alien invadersincreasingly locate their strategy to the 3 seas,as stowaways in ballastwater tanks or connected to the hulls. the various novices expandedto huge, immense numbers within the receiving atmosphere, the place they might causegreat fiscal harm. The booklet presents an updated evaluation ofthe scenario within the Ponto-Caspian in regards to the jelly invasionsthat were perturbing the neighborhood pelagic ecosystems on the grounds that theearly Eighties, contrasting that with organic invasions somewhere else, totry and establish common underlying rules.
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Aquatic invasions in the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean seas: the ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi and Beroe in the Ponto-Caspian and other aquatic invasions by Henri J. Dumont, Tamara A. Shiganova, Ulrich Niermann