Javier Urra
University of Málaga
OceanographyEcologyMediterranean seaFisheryBiology
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#1E. González-García (UMA: University of Málaga)H-Index: 3
Last. Serge Gofas (UMA: University of Málaga)H-Index: 18
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Abstract The Gulf of Cadiz represents an area of extensive seepage of the south-western Iberian Peninsula that is located between two continents and basins, where a high geomorphologic, sedimentary and environmental complexity occurs. In the present study, epibenthic communities were investigated in a mud volcano field containing four mud volcanoes (Gazul, Anastasya, Pipoca and Tarsis), one diapir/mud volcano complex (Chica) and several diapirs that are all located in the upper and middle slope ...
#1Patricia PuertaH-Index: 4
#2Clare Johnson (SAMS: Scottish Association for Marine Science)H-Index: 6
Last. Steve W. Ross (UNCW: University of North Carolina at Wilmington)H-Index: 22
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Circulation patterns in the North Atlantic Ocean have changed and re-organized multiple times over millions of years, influencing the biodiversity, distribution and connectivity patterns of deep-sea species and ecosystems. In this study, we review the effects of the water mass properties (temperature, salinity, food supply, carbonate chemistry and oxygen) on deep-sea benthic megafauna (from species to community level) and discussed in future scenarios of climate change. We focus on the key ocean...
#1Telmo Morato (University of the Azores)H-Index: 31
#2José‐Manuel González‐Irusta (University of the Azores)H-Index: 1
Last. Anthony Grehan (National University of Ireland, Galway)H-Index: 23
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The deep sea plays a critical role in global climate regulation through uptake and storage of heat and carbon dioxide. However, this regulating service causes warming, acidification and deoxygenation of deep waters, leading to decreased food availability at the seafloor. These changes and their projections are likely to affect productivity, biodiversity and distributions of deep-sea fauna, thereby compromising key ecosystem services. Understanding how climate change can lead to shifts in deep-se...
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#1E. González-García (UMA: University of Málaga)H-Index: 3
Last. José L. RuedaH-Index: 13
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Abstract Bottom trawling activity, commercial species and benthic and demersal assemblages were studied integrating Vessel Monitoring System data (VMS), fishing logbook data and otter trawl samples in a mud volcano (MV) field of the Spanish margin of the Gulf of Cadiz (GoC) in 2011. High trawling activity was detected around Anastasya MV and between the Cadiz and Guadalquivir diapiric ridges, and low trawling activity around Gazul MV and in the deepest areas (Huelva Channel and southwards). A to...
#2José L. RuedaH-Index: 13
Last. Eugenio Fraile-NuezH-Index: 18
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Abstract The Canary Islands showed its latest eruptive activity south of El Hierro Island in 2011, resulting in the formation of the newest underwater volcano in the area, currently known as Tagoro. The submarine volcanic eruption perturbed the water column with important physical–chemical anomalies and promoted the appearance of new geomorphic features and habitats. Six main habitat types have been defined based on substrate type, water depth, and volcanic influence, that is, whether the erupti...
#1P. Lozano (UCA: University of Cádiz)
#2José L. RuedaH-Index: 1
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Abstract The Gulf of Cadiz (GoC) is influenced by the collision of the Alboran Domain with the North African and South Iberian margins, resulting in a hydrocarbon-rich fluid venting area. The interaction of the Eastern North Atlantic Central Water mass and the Mediterranean Outflow Water strongly influences seabed topography and substrate types. Both geological and oceanographic processes determine the distribution of a wide variety of geomorphic features, habitats, and species. Based on high-re...
#1Serge Gofas (UMA: University of Málaga)H-Index: 18
#2Ángel A. LuqueH-Index: 3
Last. Javier UrraH-Index: 9
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Last. Dierk HebbelnH-Index: 48
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#1Olga Utrilla (UMA: University of Málaga)
#2Juan Diego Castro-Claros (UMA: University of Málaga)
Last. Carmen Salas (UMA: University of Málaga)H-Index: 17
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Anemonia sulcata (Pennant, 1777) is a common shallow water cnidarian from rocky platform and boulder beaches in southern Spain, where it is a popular seafood item with an increasing fishery. To aid in the management of a sustainable fishery, a study on the reproduction of A. sulcata in the littoral of Malaga (southern Spain) was performed from November 2014 to September 2015, using histological methods. A total of 123 specimens were examined, with a size range (as diameter of the pedal disc) fro...