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Check-list and distribution of calcareous organisms (Bryozoan, Scleractinian corals) along the southern coasts of Cyprus

Katerina Achilleos Advisors: Dr. Carlos Jimenez (The Cyprus Institute), Dr. Spyros Sfendourakis (University of Cyprus). The Eastern Mediterranean has been classified among the most oligotrophic regions of the World’s oceans. Nevertheless, it is well known that the Levantine Basin and especially Cyprus, host high biodiversity at a low biomass. The primary purpose of this study was [...]

February 13th, 2017|

Biospeleology

Aim: To understand the ecological connectivity or isolation of submerged cave environments. Objectives: Baseline data on the distribution and characteristics of the ecological communities in submerged caves. Connectivity of the cave environments in relation to nutrients’ pathways and exchange of organisms. Characterization of the coelobites and encrusting communities on the speleothems and bioconstructions. Collaborators: Cyprus [...]

February 13th, 2017|

Artificial Reefs

Aim: To understand, monitor and characterise the colonisation processes, environmental variables and site selection criteria of biofouling organisms on artificial structures. Objectives:To collect baseline data regarding artificial reefs and structures and document the colonoisation process in order to gain an understanding of the variables that should be studied selected when choising an artificial reef site. [...]

February 13th, 2017|

Ancient and Modern Wrecks Ecology

Aim: Understand the past and present ecological communities associated to submerged wrecks. Objectives: Characterization and monitoring of the encrusting and vagile (e.g. ichthyofauna) organisms of the wrecks. Analysis of the geochemical composition and nature of the sediments inside and around the wreck sites. Comparison of the biological communities at wrecks of different age and location [...]

February 13th, 2017|

Investigation of the aquatic biotic components of Paralimni Lake, Famagusta

Backround Paralimni lake is a seasonal, slightly brackish lake, enclosed in a triangle formed by the villages of Paralimni, Dherynia and Sotira. The main sources of water inflows for the lake, are precipitation and urban runoff from the nearby villages. In the past decades, due to the inexistence of proper management for the lake, the [...]

February 13th, 2017|

CYCLAMEN Project: The Cold-water corals of Cyprus

ENALIA PHYSIS is part of the international consortium  of CYCLAMEN project funded by TOTAL corporate foundation, that will undertake an evolutionary survey in Cyprus. The project was commenced in December 2014 and deals with the elusive Cold‐water corals of Cyprus, that have never been investigated before. Within the framework of the two-year project, CYCLAMEN will conduct a detailed [...]

June 5th, 2015|

Environmental Education – Dherynia 3rd Elementary school

Enalia Physis member Iakovos Tziortzis, Biologist, visited the 3rd Elementary school of Dherynia Municipality and talked to students about the biodiversity of Paralimni Lake, the importance of protecting the wetland and learned about the Do's and Dont's, in order to protect the lake ecosystem and its habitats. A field visit to various parts of the [...]

May 21st, 2015|

Environmental Education – Dherynia 3rd Elementary School field trip to Paralimni Lake

Enalia Physis member Iakovos Tziortzis, Biologist, visited the 3rd Elementary school of Dherynia Municipality and talked to students about the biodiversity of Paralimni Lake, the importance of protecting the wetland and learned about the Do's and Dont's, in order to protect the lake ecosystem and its habitats. A field visit to various parts of the [...]

May 20th, 2015|

MarLitCy Project Actions in Pafos – Dive Against Debris and Meet the Sea Actions

Two actions of MarLitCy project took place in Pafos coastal front on 1st of May 2015. Enalia Physis, the leading partner of ''Dive Against Debris'' and ''Meet the Sea'' Actions, joined by Kimon Xylotymvou Diving Club and CyDive diving center, successfully organised and realized these actions. The actions took place in the framework of a multilevel event organised [...]

May 10th, 2015|

Lecture on Marine Biodiversity and Marine Litter

Enalia Physis member and Marine Biologist Antonis Petrou, was the guest speaker to the lecture organised by KIMON Xylotymvou Diving Club. Antonis presented the theme  ”Biodiversity and Diving, new diving wrecks, artificial reefs and Marine Protected Areas” to the divers of the club, fishermen and other stakeholders . In addition the MarLitCy project was presented and the [...]

April 3rd, 2015|