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La semana pasada, Sergi Basolí cumplió 200 días paleando por la costa mediterránea, una aventura que estos días le ha llevado al Tirreno. Sergi va sin más compañía que su kayak y un objetivo: difundir la necesidad de conservar el mar. Y, la verdad, con mucho menos se han rodado grandes películas.

Is there anything we can learn from all the animals that we share the planet with? I think most people would say a definitive yes, but when quizzed about exactly what, I’m not so sure all of us could come up with a well thought-out answer. Personally, I think we can learn something about behaviour. Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m not the first one with that thought. Animal behavioural studies have been around for almost one hundred years, so I missed my claim to fame by a century or so, but still I see something interesting there. 

(Artículo publicado en el número extraordinario del 50 aniversario de la Revista Mar)

Hace cincuenta años, los océanos sufrían dos graves problemas. Por una parte, absorbían una gran contaminación industrial, y por otra, la flota aumentaba de tamaño sin parar y, en el caso de España, se veía impulsada por planes de desarrollo que hicieron de ella una de las mayores del mundo.

No, it’s not a figment of my imagination haunting my nightmares, but a real life form found by Oceana at the Chella bank, a seamount just off the southeast coast of Spain. But this place holds even more secrets than meat-eating sponges; it’s practically brimming with biodiversity. Deep-sea coral reefs, cetaceans, octopuses, sharks and a multitude of fish can all be found around this set of elevations, with the highest  one found at 80 meters deep.

The perch is originally a freshwater fish, found in lakes and streams, but since it’s very euryhaline, which means it can adapt to a wide range of salinities, it can also be found in brackish waters. Found both in Europe and Asia, this fish has also been introduced in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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