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The life of the last sperm whales in the Mediterranean Sea

The life of the last sperm whales in the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean sperm whales are Endangered by human activities. Only about 200 sperm whales live in the eastern Mediterranean. The Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute, based in Greece, is studying them the last 25 years and knows most of them as persons, thanks to...

Mediterranean genes

Mediterranean genes

Populations along the eastern Mediterranean coast share a genetic heritage that transcends nationality by Max Planck Society A new genomic study on southern Mediterranean reveals a genetic continuity across geographic and national borders. The map shows the...

New species formed when the Mediterranean dried up

New species formed when the Mediterranean dried up

Source: Lund University A new study may have uncovered why wall lizards have become the most successful reptile in the Mediterranean region. The results reveal how drastic changes in sea levels and climate 6 million years ago affected species formation in the area....

Ants restore Mediterranean dry grasslands

Ants restore Mediterranean dry grasslands

In nature, certain species are able to regulate the cycling of soil nutrients and vegetation diversity and dynamics. A team of ecologists and agronomists1 led by Thierry Dutoit, a CNRS researcher at the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Marine and...