Publication – Recreational fishing through social media

  New publication of MER in the scientific journal Fisheries Management And Ecology. Identifying recreational fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea through social media and with the collaboration of scientists from six EU Mediterranean Countries. We would like to thank all our collaborators, namely iSea (Greece), University of Malta (Malta), University of Girona (Spain), Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Croatia), Ente […]

Study delivered – Impact Assessment of a submarine pipeline on the P. oceanica

Marine and Environmental Research (MER) Ltd. has just delivered anοther environmental study assessing the potential impacts of a submarine pipeline on the Posidonia oceanica meadows at the Vasiliko Bay. The study included mapping with Side Scan Sonar (SSS) and aerial photos, characterization of the meadows using P. oceanica descriptors, and analyses of sediment physico-chemical properties. The potential […]

Publication about the lionfish in the MBA magazine

A new MER article published recently in the magazine of The Marine Biological Assocation (Issue 9, January – June 2018), authored by us and and professor Jason Hall-Spencer from the Plymouth University. The article refers to the lionfish and our project RELIONMED. You can read the full article here.

Two new alien fish species in the Mediterranean

New publication in collaboration with iSea and the University of California Santa Cruz in the framework of the iSea citizen science project Is it Alien to you? Share it!!! Two alien fish species (Abudefduf sexfasciatus and Acanthurus sohal) have been recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean. We suspect aquarium releases. You can find […]

New fishery project

Creation and Upgrade of Fishery Management Systems and Preparation of Technical Specifications for the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research. We are pleased to announce the initiation of a new project aiming to create or upgrade the current technologies utilized by the DFMR to manage the fishery resources of Cyprus. More information about the project […]

New publication at the journal “Aquaculture” on IMTA

New article by MER just published at the Journal “Aquaculture” entitled: “Is Europe ready for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture? A survey on the perspectives of European farmers and scientists with IMTA experience”. Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) refers to the integrated farming of several species from different trophic levels in close proximity. In IMTA, one species is […]

Cape Greco: End of winter samplings

Winter samplings are challenging but always rewarding. One more seasonal expedition for the monitoring of native and alien species at Cape Greco area has been carried out successfully. 15 dives in 6 days, 45 transect lines, 180 quadrats, and numerous pictures and species have been collected for further analysis.

New publication by MER about a new amphipod species

New publication by Marine and Environmental Research – MER Lab Ltd. at the Zootaxa journal: A new species of Microdeutopus, M. periergos sp. nov. (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Senticaudata, Aoridae) from Cyprus (East Mediterranean Sea). The novel amphipod species was recorded in the waters of Cyprus and was named Microdeutopus periergos (periergos which means strange in Greek). […]

Monitoring H. stipulacea in Cyprus

Τhe seagrass Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867 is a tropical species that introduced in the eastern #Mediterranean about 100 years ago. Τhe last years, we observed an increased presence of the species around the island. Does it favoured by the #climate_change or did the species #adapted better to the Mediterranean conditions? Today, Marine and Environmental Research – MER Lab Ltd. & partners visited our monitoring […]