Parasites used as natural indicators of fish ecology
Tuesday, June 02, 2015, 03:30 (GMT + 9)
For several years a team of researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has been studying the migration of marine organisms and their trophic relations in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Scientists believe that the knowledge of these aspects of the species ecology is crucial to the accurate assessment of fishery resources and for responsible exploitation.
Since 2008, parasitologists, veterinarians and ichthyologists of oceanographic centres of Baleares, Malaga, Murcia and Santander of IEO, Cavanilles Institute of Biology and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia and the universities of Cagliari and Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), Istanbul (Turkey) and Malaga have been conducting studies on the use of parasites as natural markers of biology and ecology of fish having commercial interest.
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