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  • Directory of Atmospheric, Hydrographic and Biological datasets for the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. 2nd Edition: Revised and Expanded 

    Déniz-González, Itahisa; Pascual-Alayón, Pedro J.; Chioua, Jamal; García-Santamaría, M. Teresa; Valdés, Luis (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2016)
    The Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) is a major upwelling region off the coast of northwest Africa. A total of 429 datasets, 30 databases and 21 time-series sites have been identified in the area. A ...
  • Directory of Atmospheric, Hydrographic and Biological datasets for the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Déniz-González, Itahisa; Pascual-Alayón, Pedro J.; Chioua, Jamal; García-Santamaría, M. Teresa; Valdés, Luis (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2014)
    The Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) is a major upwelling region off the coast of northwest Africa. A total of 425 datasets, 27 databases and 21 time-series sites have been identified in the area. A ...
  • Ocean acidification in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Santana-Casiano, J. Magdalena; González-Dávila, Melchor (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    The Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) covers a series of different oceanographic conditions which evolves from the open ocean to an upwelling coastal margin. In the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, the European Station ...
  • Trends in phytoplankton and primary productivity off Northwest Africa 

    Demarcq, Hervé; Benazzouz, Aïssa (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    This study is an attempt to update spatial trends previously observed in the productivity of the Canary Current Upwelling System (CCUS) from satellite SeaWiFS datasets (Demarcq, 2009) from the assembling of data from the ...
  • Recent changes and trends of the upwelling intensity in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Benazzouz, Aïssa; Demarcq, Hervé; González-Nuevo, Gonzalo (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    We provide a summary of current knowledge for the recent trends of the coastal upwelling intensity in the region from 8°N to 43°N, computed from both wind and sea surface temperature (SST) remotely sensed, from 1982 to ...
  • Sea level variability and trends in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Pérez-Gómez, Begoña; Álvarez-Fanjul, Enrique; Marcos, Marta; Puyol, Bernat; García, María Jesús (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    This article describes different aspects of sea level variability for the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) based on previous publications and existing data from both tide gauges (mainly from the Canary Islands, ...
  • Open ocean temperature and salinity trends in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Vélez-Belchí, Pedro; González-Carballo, Marta; Pérez-Hernández, María Dolores; Hernández-Guerra, Alonso (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    The Sea Surface Temperature in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) for the 32 years in the period 1982-2013 shows a mean warming trend of 0.28°C decade-1. However, this overall warming trend shows significant ...
  • Biodiversity of cetaceans in coastal waters of Northwest Africa: new insights through platform-of-opportunity visual surveying in 2011-2013 

    Djiba, Abdoulaye; Bamy, Idrissa Lamine; Samba Ould Bilal, Abdellahi; Van Waerebeek, Koen (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    We summarize diversity, group size and habitat of cetaceans documented through ship-based visual survey effort (13,694 km; 1163.5 h) off NW Africa (Conakry to Tangier) in spring and fall of 2011-2013. Study area covered ...
  • Sea turtles off Northwest Africa 

    Marco, Adolfo; Martins, Samir (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Six sea turtle species inhabit the waters of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The loggerhead and the green turtles are the most common and the only two species that nest regularly on its beaches (loggerheads in ...
  • Biodiversity and biogeography of decapods crustaceans in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    García-Isarch, Eva; Muñoz, Isabel (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Decapods constitute the dominant benthic group in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME). An inventory of the decapod species in this area was made based on the information compiled from surveys and biological ...
  • Cephalopods in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Rocha, Francisco; Cheikh, Inejih (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    This work presents a brief review of cephalopod fauna found in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem waters in terms of biodiversity, ecology and fisheries. This large marine ecosystem presents 139 cephalopod species, ...
  • The benthos of Northwest Africa 

    Ramos, Ana; Ramil, Fran; Mohamed, Sidi; Barry, Amadou O. (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Despite to play a key role in the marine ecosystems and to be under serious threat, the knowledge on the benthos of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem is currently scarce and comes from the historical expeditions ...
  • Demersal fish in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Fernández-Peralta, Lourdes; Sidibé, Aboubacar (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Demersal ichthyofauna is both the most diverse and the most abundant component in terms of biomass, of the marine shelf and slope ecosystems. Within the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME), Northwestern African ...
  • Pelagic fish stocks and their response to fisheries and environmental variation in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Braham, Cheikh-Baye; Corten, Ad (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Pelagic fish stocks are the most important fish stocks in terms of biomass and catches in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The small pelagic stocks include species with an affinity for temperate waters (sardine, ...
  • Zooplankton in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Berraho, Amina; Somoue, Laila; Hernández-León, Santiago; Valdés, Luis (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Copepod species in the CCLME accounted for 60-95% of the zooplankton abundance being the bulk of the mesozooplankton biomass. Two main groups of copepod species can be identified, representing biogeographical and ecological ...
  • Harmful algal bloom events in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Pitcher, Grant C.; Fraga, Santiago (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    We provide a review of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) within the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME). As yet all documented HABs within the region have been associated with the production of one or another toxin. ...
  • Phytoplankton and primary productivity off Northwest Africa 

    Demarcq, Hervé; Somoue, Laila (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Eastern boundary upwelling ecosystems (EBUEs) cover 2% of the ocean surface, but contribute 7% of the global marine production, that sustain 20% to 30% of global marine fisheries production (FAO, 2012). The Canary Current ...
  • Organic matter dynamics in the Canary Current 

    Álvarez-Salgado, Xosé Antón; Arístegui, Javier (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    The distribution and cycling of biogenic organic matter in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem is strongly affected by the intense mesoscale activity of the area, mainly in the form of meanders, filaments and eddies, ...
  • Inorganic carbon, pH and alkalinity in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    González-Dávila, Melchor; Santana-Casiano, J. Magdalena (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    The vertical distribution of the carbon dioxide (CO2) variables in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) along the last fifteen years have clearly indicated significant changes over, at least, the first 1000 m ...
  • Inorganic nutrients and dissolved oxygen in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 

    Pelegrí, Josep L.; Peña-Izquierdo, Jesús (IOC-UNESCOParis, France, 2015)
    Inorganic nutrients increase with depth as a result of the enhanced remineralization of organic matter with aging waters (the time since they were last near the sea surface), and the opposite happens with dissolved oxygen ...

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