Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Spagnolo A., Fabi G., Manoukian S., Panfili M. Benthic community settled on an artificial reef in the Western Adriatic Sea (Italy). In: Rapports et proces-verbaux des reunions - Commission Internationale pour L'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée, vol. 37 p. 552. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, 2004.
Quantitative benthic samples were collected for two years from the horizontal and vertical walls of the concrete modules of Senigallia artificial reef (northern Adriatic sea) to investigate the community settled after about ten years from reef deployment. The artificial structures' resulted colonised by a typical eutrophic water community dominated by filter-feeders and showed a different strutture on vertical and horizontal surfaces, due to some environmental factors sua as siltation, wave motion and currents.
Subject Adriatic Sea
artfficial reef
benthic community

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