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Auteur Cresson, P.; Fabri, M.-C.; Bouchoucha, M.; Brach Papa, C.; Chavanon, F.; Jadaud, A.; Knoery, J.; MARCO-MIRALLES, F.; Cossa, D.
Titre Mercury in organisms from the Northwestern Mediterranean slope: Importance of food sources Type Article scientifique
Année 2014 Publication Revue Abrégée Science of The Total Environment
Volume 497-498 Numéro Pages 229-238
Mots-Clés Continental slope; Depth; Sharks; Stable Isotopes; Teleosts; Trophic webs
Résumé Mercury (Hg) is a global threat for marine ecosystems, especially within the Mediterranean Sea. The concern is higher for deep-sea organisms, as the Hg concentration in their tissues is commonly high. To assess the influence of food supply at two trophic levels, total Hg concentrations and carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios were determined in 7 species (4 teleosts, 2 sharks, and 1 crustacean) sampled on the upper part of the continental slope of the Gulf of Lions (Northwestern Mediterranean Sea), at depths between 284 and 816 m. Mean Hg concentrations ranged from 1.30 ± 0.61 to 7.13 ± 7.09 μg g− 1 dry mass, with maximum values observed for small-spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula. For all species except blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou, Hg concentrations were above the health safety limits for human consumption defined by the European Commission, with a variable proportion of the individuals exceeding limits (from 23% for the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus to 82% for the blackbelly rosefish Helicolenus dactylopterus). Measured concentrations increased with increasing trophic levels. Carbon isotopic ratios measured for these organisms demonstrated that settling phytoplanktonic organic matter is not only the main source fueling trophic webs but also the carrier of Hg to this habitat. Inter- and intraspecific variations of Hg concentrations revealed the importance of feeding patterns in Hg bioaccumulation. In addition, biological parameters, such as growth rate or bathymetric range explain the observed contamination trends.
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Auteur Fernandez-Arcaya, U.; Bitetto, I.; Esteban, A.; Teresa Farriols, M.; Garcia-Ruiz, C.; Gil de Sola, L.; Guijarro, B.; Jadaud, A.; Kavadas, S.; Lembo, G.; Milisenda, G.; Maina, I.; Petovic, S.; Sion, L.; Vaz, S.; Massuti, E.
Titre Large-scale distribution of a deep-sea megafauna community along Mediterranean trawlable grounds Type Article scientifique
Année 2019 Publication Revue Abrégée Sci. Mar.
Volume 83 Numéro Pages 175-187
Mots-Clés aristeus-antennatus risso; biodiversity; biomass; community; continental slope; decapod crustaceans; deep sea; demersal fish diversity; distribution pattern; fishing impact; impacts; megafauna; red shrimp; relative roles; size; spatial-distribution; western
Résumé The large-scale distribution pattern of megafauna communities along the Mediterranean middle slope was explored. The study was conducted between 500 and 800 m depth where deep-water fishery occurs. Although community studies carried out deeper than 500 m are partly available for some geographic areas, few large-scale comparative studies have been carried out. Within the framework of the MEDITS survey programme, we compared the megafauna community structure in ten geographical sub-areas (GSAs) along the Mediterranean coasts. Additionally, the spatial distribution of fishing was analysed using vessel monitoring by satellite information. Overall, the community showed a significant difference between sub-areas, with a decreasing eastward pattern in abundance and biomass. Longitude was the main factor explaining variation among sub-areas (by generalized additive models). However, we found a region which did not follow the general pattern. GSA 6 (northern Spain) showed significantly lower abundance and a different composition structure to the adjacent areas. The decrease in community descriptors (i.e. abundance and biomass) in this area is probably a symptom of population changes induced by intense fishery exploitation. Overall, a combination of environmental variables and human-induced impacts appears to influence the bentho-pelagic communities along the slope areas of the Mediterranean.
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