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The National Monitoring Program of Israel's Mediterranean Waters – scientific perspectives

  • Barak Herut

The Levantine Basin (LB) is considered an impoverished and sensitive ecosystem in the Mediterranean Sea. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution this sea has been influenced by increasing global, regional and local anthropogenic pressures. The LB is at the eastern most terminus of the Mediterranean Sea with relatively long residence time of water subject to warming, salinization and acidification. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1864 linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean has facilitated the migration and settling of hundreds of Eritrean species along the Levantine coasts at the expense of native species and irreversibly altering the ecosystem

  • Keywords:
  • Monitoring,
  • Mediterranean Sea,
  • Levantine basin,
  • Climate Change,
  • Marine Pollution,
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Barak Herut

Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Israel - ORCID: 0000-0002-7093-8753

  1. Herut B., Rahav. E. and IOLR group (2021). The National Monitoring Program of Israel's Mediterranean waters – Scientific Report on Climate Change and Hydrography for 2020. Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, IOLR Report H25/2021.
  2. Rahav E., Herut B and IOLR group (2021). The National Monitoring Program of Israel's Mediterranean waters – Scientific Report on Biodiversity for 2020. Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, IOLR Report H26/2021.
  3. Herut B., Segal Y., Silverman J., Gertner Y. Tibor G. (2021). The National Monitoring Program of Israel's Mediterranean waters – Scientific Report on Marine Pollution for 2020. Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, IOLR Report H27/2021.
  4. Herut B., Hornung, H., Kress, N. and Cohen Y. (1996). Environmental relaxation in response to reduced contaminant input: The case of mercury pollution in Haifa bay, Israel. Mar. Poll. Bull. 32: 366-373. DOI: 10.1016/0025-326X(95)00206-3
  5. Ozer T., Gertman I., Kress N., Silverman J. and Herut B. (2017). Interannual thermohaline (1979-2014) and nutrient (2002-2014) dynamics in the Levantine surface and intermediate water masses, SE Mediterranean Sea. Global Planetary Change, 151: 60-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.04.001
  6. Ozer T, Gertman I, Gildor H and Herut B (2022). Thermohaline Temporal Variability of the SE Mediterranean Coastal Waters (Israel) – Long-Term Trends, Seasonality, and Connectivity. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:799457. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.799457
  7. Shoham-Frider, E., Gertner, Y., Guy-Haim, T., Herut, B., Kress, N., Shefer, E., Silverman, J. (2020). Legacy groundwater pollution as a source of mercury enrichment in marine food web, Haifa Bay, Israel. Science of the Total Environment, 714, 136711. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136711
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Chapter Title

The National Monitoring Program of Israel's Mediterranean Waters – scientific perspectives

Authors

Barak Herut

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.64

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Publication Year

2022

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Book Title

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

Book Subtitle

Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

Editors

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

Peer Reviewed

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2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1

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979-12-215-0030-1

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979-12-215-0031-8

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0423

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2975-0288

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