Ante Žuljević – In situ experiment confirmed a hypothesis that sea currents are the main spreading vector of marine alga Caulerpa cylindracea


11th International Conference on Biological Invasions

The Human Role in Biological Invasions: a case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
15.-18. IX. 2020., Vodice, Croatia – Conference Home page

3 replies on “Ante Žuljević – In situ experiment confirmed a hypothesis that sea currents are the main spreading vector of marine alga Caulerpa cylindracea”

Hello Ante..Congratulations on your work!
Do you still find such dense settlments as in your figure, in Croatia? Have you observed any recent regression of the alga in the Adriatic in comparison to the previous decade?
Thank you
Kostas

Hi Kostas,
the most dense settlement in Middle and South part of Croatia was the first recorded colony. Now it is everywhere but density rarely become high. unfortunately we do not have exact data but I feel how decline of density started around decline of C. tax, 2007. In some areas, like outer island it is still invasive. we were last week on Vis island and recorded it as very dense and present everywhere, specialy deeper than 10 m, and reaching more than 40 m with invasive characteristics. I will contact you soon:)

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