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Adapter from a map by National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Mediterranean Cumulative Impacts Models, online database, accessed in December 2011.
Uploaded on Tuesday 19 Nov 2013
Sea surface temperature increase
Climate change accelerates the rates of hydrologically-influenced
degradation and can compound its impacts. According to CIESM, Western Mediterranean waters are experiencing a substantial warming trend (+0,2°C in last ten years), which could have a drastic impact on species adapted to more uniform temperatures,
especially deeper water organisms accustomed to a near-constant temperature of 13°C.