Deep-water dispersal of the tropical alga Caulerpa taxifolia introduced into the Mediterranean

TitleDeep-water dispersal of the tropical alga Caulerpa taxifolia introduced into the Mediterranean
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsBelsher, T., & Meinesz A.
JournalAquatic Botany
Volume51
Issue1-2
Pagination163 - 169
Date Published07/1995
ISSN03043770
Abstract

The deep-water dispersal of the tropical alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh, introduced into the Mediterranean in 1984, was investigated. Observations made from the French Navy submarine “Griffon” showed the presence of the alga at depths of 45–100 m off the most densely invaded coast (near Monaco). The alga was mostly found drifting on the muddy bottom and occasionally fixed on solid substrates.

DOI10.1016/0304-3770(95)00469-G
Short TitleAquatic Botany