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In situ rare long term observations of the dogtooth grouper Epinephelus Caninus in artificial reefs recently immersed in the National Park of the Calanques (north-western Mediterranean sea, France)

  • Matthieu Lapinski
  • Martin Perrot
  • Julien Dalle
  • Antonin Guilbert
  • Florian Holon
  • Pierre Boissery
  • Etienne Clamagirand
  • Philippe Thievent
  • Nicolas Chardin
  • Marc Bouchoucha

On 2017, artificial reefs (ARs) targeting apex rocky species such as groupers were immersed in the National Park of the Calanques as part of an experimental ecological restoration project (REXCOR). The objective of the project is to evaluate the capacity of innovative designs of ARs to restore altered ecological functions impacted by the sewage outflow of the city of Marseilles. In 2018, one specimen of the dogtooth grouper, Epinephelus caninus, was observed during 7 months inside the ARs. Such a long-term site fidelity suggets that this urban area can shelter again high trophic level species.

  • Keywords:
  • Ecological restoration,
  • Epinephelus caninus,
  • Artificial reef,
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Matthieu Lapinski

SEABOOST, France - ORCID: 0000-0002-1089-5042

Martin Perrot

SEABOOST, France

Julien Dalle

SEABOOST, France

Antonin Guilbert

Andromède Océanologie, France

Florian Holon

Andromède Océanologie, France

Pierre Boissery

Agence de l'eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse, France

Marc Bouchoucha

LERPAC, France - ORCID: 0000-0002-7288-8542

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Chapter Title

In situ rare long term observations of the dogtooth grouper Epinephelus Caninus in artificial reefs recently immersed in the National Park of the Calanques (north-western Mediterranean sea, France)

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Matthieu Lapinski, Martin Perrot, Julien Dalle, Antonin Guilbert, Florian Holon, Pierre Boissery, Etienne Clamagirand, Philippe Thievent, Nicolas Chardin, Marc Bouchoucha

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.65

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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