Marine Area of Portofino Promontory - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
Marine Area of Portofino Promontory
Short name
Portofino
Country
Italy
Parent Site Name
Keywords
benthos
Coastal habitats
oceanography
zooplankton
Site Description
The Marine area of Portofino Promontory stretches into the Ligurian Sea for more than 3 kilometers, extending along the coast for about 13 kilometers. The submerged cliffs of the Portofino Promontory house a particularly rich and diversified fauna and flora. The rock forming the southern slope of the promontory, rich in ravines and fissures, has favoured the settlement of a typical Mediterranean environment, the coralligenous community, developing in a manner which can be rarely observed in other areas. From 30 to more than 50 meters of depth, thanks to the continuous building action of the coral algae and of calcareous skeleton animals, a very complex ecosystem, dominated by big gorgonians, red corals, sponges, stony corals, and bryozoans, has been formed. On the sandy seabed, along the western and eastern slopes of the promontory, there are Posidonia beds, housing a very rich fauna. Station sampling Portofino: Ca' dell'Oro 9.16276° E , 44.31389° N, Punta faro 9.21971° E , 44.29530° N.
Last modified
2020-03-03 12:03:53
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2007
Purpose
Carry on studies to track and understand the effects of global, regional and local changes on socio-ecological systems and their feedbacks to the environment and society
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Portofino Promontory
Geographic
Size
349.00ha
Elevation (average)
-100.00msl
Elevation (min)
-200.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Italia (Italy) (LTER_EU_IT_015)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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