The Posidonia meadows is threatened by different causes

Threats


• The mooring of many ships whose anchors and chains sweep the seabed..

• Marine pollution, mainly land-based pollution, such as wastewater treatment plants, which produce turbidity and prevent its transposition, making it difficult to survive the plant..

• Discharge of bilge water (sewage, oils and hydrocarbons) from all types of ships..

• The extraction of sand and dredges in ports, piers and jetties of the coast..

• The presence of invasive species such as Caulerpa taxifolia that are gaining ground for Posidonia..

• Fishing practices that destroy the seabed..

• Increasing water temperature because theclimate change.



All these impacts come together and multiply during the summer season, when tourist demand is higher.



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