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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2011, Vol 11, Num, 4     (Pages: 683-692)

Biological Diversity of the Turkish Black Sea Coast

Levent Bat 1 ,Murat Sezgin 1 ,Hasan H. Satilmis 1 ,Fatih Sahin 1 ,Funda Üstün 1 ,Zekiye Birinci Özdemir 1 ,Oylum Gökkurt Baki 1

1 Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, 57000 Sinop, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v11_4_04 Viewed : 4292 - Downloaded : 5924 In this review a comprehensive biodiversity characteristic of the Black Sea is given. A brief historical survey of the investigations on the biodiversity of the Black Sea coast is followed by the data about the present status of the Turkish Black Sea marine biodiversity. Additional data about the density, biomass and distribution of the widespread Black Sea inhabitants are also given. The impact of the invasive species on the Black Sea ecosystem and some ecological problems to the Black Sea biodiversity are discussed. Keywords : Black Sea, Biological diversity, Ecology, Turkey