Opportunistic Settlers and the Problem of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi Invasion in the Black Sea
Eutrophication and a massive population explosion of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Black Sea has led to tremendous changes in the Black Sea ecosystem and substantial economic losses. Taking into account the importance of the problem and scale of anthropogenic intervention into the Black Sea ecosystem, UNEP requested GESAMP to review the problem of opportunistic settlers and advise on a possible course of actions. This proposal was supported by the other sponsoring agencies of the Group. UNEP, IMO, FAO and Unesco-IOC undertook to contribute financially to this work.
Publisher - Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)
Subjects - Ctenophore, Sea Walnut, Mnemiopsis leidyi
Collection: Section 4: Aquatic Life (2012)
Citation: GESAMP. 1997. Opportunistic Settlers and the Problem of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi Invasion in the Black Sea. London (England): Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP); Number 58. 96 pp http://www.gesamp.org/data/gesamp/files/media/Publications/Reports_and_studies_58/gallery_1357/object_1387_large.pdf