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Abstract

Problems caused by eutrophication in the northern Adriatic Sea are discussed including phytoplankton blooms, anoxia, macroalgae proliferation, gel production and toxic algae. Two main lines of action considered by the Italian authorities to manage the problems are presented. The national research programme covers physical oceanography and dynamic characteristics, nutrients, toxic substances, biological agents, modification of marine habitats, present status of the Adriatic ecosystem, and human health. The development of the master plan for the restoration of the marine ecosystem is outlined.

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Authors: CHIAUDANI G, University of Milan (IT);PREMAZZI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, Nicosia (CY), November 2-4, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38307 ORA
Record Number: 199410769 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en