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 in the Levantine Sea.

Study Sites: Zenobia (Cyprus), Mazotos (Cyprus), Alice-B (Lebanon).