Black Sea - Bulgaria

Basic Information
Site Name
Black Sea
Short name
BS
Country
Bulgaria
Site Manager
Site Description
Black Sea site includes three areas: cape Kaliakra, cape Galata and Varna Bay, and Koketrays Sand bank (only for macrozoobenthos). They were chosen on the base of historical data availability and eutrophication/pollution impact. Kaliakra marine area is influenced by eutrophication due to mainly the Danube river inflow. The local anthropogenic impact in the region is insignificant. It is a nature reserve. Cape Galata and Varna Bay sites are under the indirect impact of Varna Bay current and the system Beloslav lake-Varna lake - a cascade introducing nutrients and pollutants of industrial (chemical industry), agricultural, sewage origin and nearby ports. Koketrays Sand bank is an unique benthic habitat. The coordinates of the selected areas are as follow: c. Kaliakra: 28.416667 43.366667 c. Galata: 27.933889 43.186111 Varna Bay: 28.166667 43.166667 Koketrays bank: 27.888889 42.635556
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:02
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1991
Purpose
Marine biology and ecology studies in coastal areas, long-term monitoring, development and implementation of ecological state classification systems according to WFD and MSFD concepts.
Photos
cape Kaliakra

cape Kaliakra

cape Galata

cape Galata

Geographic
Size
50894.00ha
Elevation (average)
0.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Bulgaria (LTER_EU_BG_003)This site is a verified "LTER Bulgaria" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
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