The main objectives of Biodiversity MARE Tricase were to initiate long-term monitoring of the biodiversity of the Tricase coastal area, in southern Italy, and to raise environmental awareness in the local community.
















In 2016-2017 we realised a biodiversity inventory of coastal organisms of Tricase, including coastal plants, marine fauna and flora. We also recorded habitats, seasonality and reproductive periods of the organisms found.





















Tricase's Fauna and Flora


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Outreach at the MARE Outpost

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Scientific Publications

Micaroni, V., Strano, F., Di Franco, D., Langeneck, J., Gravili, C., Bertolino, M., Costa, G., Rindi, F., Froglia, C., Crocetta, F., Giangrande, A., Nicoletti, L., Medagli, P., Zuccarello, V., Arzeni, S., Bo, M., Betti, F., Mastrototaro, F., Lattanzi, L., Piraino, S., & Boero, F. (2018). Project “Biodiversity MARE Tricase”: biodiversity research, monitoring and promotion at MARE Outpost (Apulia, Italy). Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali 29, 599-604.

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Micaroni, V., Strano, F., Di Franco, D., Crocetta, F., Grech, D., Piraino, S., & Boero, F. (2018). Project “Biodiversity MARE Tricase”: a biodiversity inventory of the coastal area of Tricase (Ionian Sea, Italy)–Mollusca: Heterobranchia. The European Zoological Journal 85, 179-192.


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Strano, F., Micaroni, V., Beli, E., Mercurio, S., Scarì, G., Pennati, R., & Piraino, S. (2019). On the larva and the zooid of the pterobranch Rhabdopleura recondita Beli, Cameron and Piraino, 2018 (Hemichordata, Graptolithina). Marine Biodiversity, 49(4), 1657-1666.


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Strano, F., Micaroni, V., Costa, G., Bertocci, I., & Bertolino, M. (2020). Shallow-water sponge grounds along the Apulian coast (central Mediterranean Sea). Marine Biodiversity, 50(1), 1-12.


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