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Vous aimez les bébés animaux ?? Eh bien c'est l'heure d'en présenter quelqu'uns de Méditerranée 🤿 #Thread #biodiversity #babies #Mediterranean #ecology
Bébé cérithe goumier - Cerithium vulgatum - avec sa trompe (=proboscis) à la recherche de diatomées et d'algues épiphytes. On peut voir des petits yeux noirs 😍 taille : < 4cm.
Juvénile de marbré - Lithognathus mormyrus - qui cherche sa nourriture très proche du bord de plage, toujours dans le sable. Taille : < 10cm
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Can the Mediterranean diet reduce heart problems?

A thread 🧵👇

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Mediterranean countries have lower cardiovascular mortality rates compared to northern Europe and the United States. It is often suggested that this is at least partly due to the Mediterranean diet.

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The Mediterranean diet includes high intake of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals; a moderate intake of fish and poultry. In addition, it has a low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and moderate wine consumption.

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Je suis tombé nez à nez avec un crabe verruqueux, un crabe plutôt massif. Il se met en position de défense dès qu'on l'approche, pinces en avant ! #ScienceTwitter #NatureBeauty #ecology #biodiversity #Mediterranean
Là, il est pensif, admirant son environnement. J'adore cette photo, elle est un peu poétique. #poésie #poetrycommunity #NatureBeauty
Et là, il est pas content, et tiens la distance avec ses pinces vers moi. #pascontent Sa position est rigolote, parce qu'il se déplaçait sur le côté, et ses pinces se positionnaient toujours bien face à moi. C'était vraiment du type "frérot, avance pas, je te préviens !"
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Si je vous montre cette photo, vous n'allez pas nécessairement pas sauter au plafond. Je vais donc vous raconter pourquoi elle est exceptionnelle ! #Thread #Science #Mediterranean #fish #ecologie #biodiversity #environnement #Underwater #photography #photo #OLYMPUS Image
Ceci est un Cline argenté, pris en photo le 7 novembre dernier. Un poisson de fonds rocheux que l'on estime très commun dans les zones battues, proches de la surface. Il se nourrit d'invertébrés trouvés sur les algues. Il dépasse rarement le premier mètre de profondeur. Image
On le reconnait à sa large échancrure au début de sa nageoire dorsale unique, ses marbrures mimétiques, et ses nageoires pelviennes (sous le ventre) réduites à deux rayons, un long et un court. Image
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C'est l'Automne, saison des Marbrés !
En effet, on peut observer actuellement des jeunes marbrés sur nos côtes, au niveau des zones de sables quasi exclusivement. Image
Ce poisson, Lithognathus mormyrus, mesure jusqu'à 55cm, possède un dos zébré caractéristique avec un profil rectiligne. C'est une espèce qui cherche ses proies, des invertébrés, dans le sable et le sédiment. Image
Ses solides molaires sont capables de broyer de petits oursins et des crustacés. A noter qu'il est protandre, c'est-à-dire qu'il est mâle vers 2 ans puis femelle entre 4 et 7 ans. La capture de tout individu de moins de 20 cm est interdite quelle que soit la technique utilisée. Image
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2 children on the boat have died in recent days -- and the health of others are deteriorating.

To ignore such a tragedy, just off #Malta's coast, represents an unspeakable lack of humanity.

Time for someone to step up, @MaltaGov.
@MaltaGov That Syrians are still fleeing for #Europe is no surprise, particularly those in #Lebanon where authorities are preparing to *illegally force* them back to #Syria.

5+ million #Syria refugees remain in neighboring states & polling suggests ~0.5% would consider an eventual return.
@MaltaGov Why do almost all #Syria refugees refuse to consider any future return to #Syria?

The answer is obvious when you glance across basic facts -- see this thread from last week:

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#invertefest 🧵on amazing #marineinvertebrates of NW Sicily's Mediterranean. On night snorkel met incredible Spotted Bumble Bee Shrimp (Gnathophyllum elegans)! And Rugose Spider Crab (Herbstia condyliata)? but what's the zooming red shrimp that kept crashing into us? #MySwim 1/25
Other common crabs of the Gulf of Castellammare, Sicily include: Sea Urchin (Percon gibbesi) especially among break water boulders, Warty (Eriphia verrucosa), Runner Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus) - by anemone, & Mediterranean Intertidal Hermit (Clibanarius erythropus) crabs 2/25
These enchanting Rockpool/Grass Prawns (Palaemon elegans) were abundant in the crystal clear, bath-warm shallows of Calla Minnola, Levanzo. Love how you can see, on their head, the toothed rostrum & feather like structures at base of antennae & all their internal organs.
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#GeoVuelta – stage 4. The first stage on Spanish soil brings the peloton through the El Torruño soils – the Rioja terroir that is a close relative of the Bordeaux wines of southern France. Logical: sediments of both regions came from the Pyrenees, mixed with calcium carbonate. https://www.mrvinos.com/regiones-del-mundo/176/la-rioja
The #geology of northern Spain consists of rocks that were deformed between 80 and 20 million years ago when the Pyrenees formed (more about that later), and to the south a large basin of the Ebro river, that today transports sediments to the #Mediterranean Sea... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebro#/media/File:SpainEbroBasi
The Ebro only reached the #Mediterranean 8 million years ago. Before, the basin was an enormous, elevated lake (making Rioja soils), until erosion of the Catalan Mountains connected it to the coast, as shown by Spanish geologist @danigeos in this clip!
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#Mediterranean marine #heatwaves in 2022... Are we finally at the end of these concatenated heat episodes?

However, remember 2003... a brief comparison shows that 2003 was worse in more than one sense🧵
@ICMCSIC
The day-by-day comparison of the evolution for both years shows that MHW in 2003 covered a wider area with a higher mean intensity... At least in the western #Mediterranean

- 4ºC (June 2003) is a HUGE amount of heat stored at the sea.
- The MHW started about 15 days earlier. Image
However, due to the #ClimateCrisis the #Mediterranean is about 0.7ºC hotter now than in 2003 (yes!). This is a mean value! In some eastern places, the sea surface #temperature is more than 1ºC larger now. But the maximum category attained was in general larger in 2003 Image
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While a severe 2022 #marineheatwave is affecting the #Mediterranean Sea, what are the lessons learnt from past #MHW?

1⃣ Tens of sessile species belonging to diverse groups (corals, sponges, algae...) can be affected by mass mortality events,.... will new ones enlarge the list?
2⃣ Large scale mass mortality events can affect thousands of km of coastline across all Mediterranean ecoregions, probably most of the affected areas have been already impacted by previous events...will new areas will enlarge the list?
3⃣ #Marineheatwave are not only observed in the sea surface, but they propagate down in the water column, correspondingly mass mortality events impacts are visible from surface down to +40m depth...will the events will reach depths never impacted before?
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar t.me/c/1394010098/3…

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After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

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Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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⚡️.@mod_russia: 🇷🇺carries out purposeful & coordinated work to evacuate civilians & foreign citizens from dangerous areas, and also carries out large-scale measures to provide assistance to the #Donetsk and #Lugansk people's republics, as well as to people in 🇺🇦-controlled areas.
⚡️.@mod_russia: Every day from 10:00 (Moscow time), 🇷🇺opens humanitarian corridors in the Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk and Crimean directions towards #Russia. In addition, 🇷🇺 is ready to deploy humanitarian corridors in any other directions & ensure the safe evacuation of civilians.
⚡️.@mod_russia: Of the ten humanitarian corridors announced by the 🇺🇦 Ukrainian side for the current day, there are none towards #Russia in the #Donetsk, #Dnepropetrovsk and #Zaporozhye directions.
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#OnThisDay a Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla was born. Today we’re featuring articles about his art.

In this thread you’ll find some the best works by „the Spanish painter of light”.
Let’s start with 'The Fisherman', 1904, private collection.
#joaquinsorolla #Mediterranean
🖼 Joaquín Sorolla, After Bathing, 1915, Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain.
@MuseoSorolla
Missing the summer?

🖼 Joaquín Sorolla, Boy Eating Watermelon, 1920, Museo Nacional de la Habana, Cuba
@bellasartescuba
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✈️⚡️#Russia/#Ukraine Aircraft Spotting Thread [1]
✈️"FORTE11" likely to be joined tonight by an RQ-4D, bringing significantly more electronic capabilities to the table for the night. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineConflict #UkraineCrisis #EU #US #NATO #Europe #Crimea #Donbas #DPR #LPR [2]
✈️Unknown flight east of #Siciliy, although we've seen flights like this the past few days. Maritime patrol aircraft of some kind make sense during these times. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineConflict #UkraineCrisis #EU #US #NATO #Europe #Crimea #Donbas #DPR #LPR [3]
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Now Out in Paperback! “#China Goes to #Sea: #Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective”

amazon.com/China-Goes-Sea…

@NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime is proud to publish this new version w/ @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks!

Come for the #maps, stay for the #history...
Honored to have #JonathanSpence’s endorsement:

“The maritime #history of #China has long been a neglected field..China Goes to Sea bring[s] that knowledge-gap to an end..will be an indispensable companion to those readers seeking to understand where China’s navy may be heading.”
As European #naval powers & even the @USNavy struggle with ship numbers, #China has gone to #sea.

Represents the reversal of a great historical trend that began 600 years ago, when China withdrew from the seas & European naval expansion spread Western influence around the globe.
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We're still at sea waiting for a port of safety for the 440 people onboard our #SeaWatch3, but the year is coming to an end and it's time to draw some conclusions: Image
The humanitarian catastrophe in the #Mediterranean continues and compared to last year, the death toll has increased. While the #EU nearly stopped state-run sea rescues, together with the #CivilFleet we tried to close the deadly rescue gap at least a bit in 2021. Image
Hardly noticed by the public, for many people in search of safety, and in the absence of safe and legal escape routes, only the life-threatening crossing from #Libya over the central Mediterranean remains. Image
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لا تزال أمام #فقمة_الراهب فرصةٌ للاحتفاظ بمسكنها المهدّد على شاطئ #عمشيت. فقد نفّذ أهالي المنطقة إلى جانب جمعيات بيئية، الأحد الفائت، وقفةً تحت شعار «عمشيت لؤلؤة المتوسّط» تأكيداً على ضرورة حماية «#مغارة_الفقمة» من الهدم.
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#انقراض #بيئة #البحر_الأبيض_المتوسط #لبنان
طالب الأهالي بتصنيف مغارات شاطئ #عمشيت كمحمية طبيعية، فيما شدّد المهندس فريد أبي يونس على فرادة المنطقة وفرصة تطويرها كمعلمٍ سياحيّ متوسّطيّ، وذلك بعدما تقدّم بشكوى وقف أعمال بناء الفيلا الخاصّة في العقار 345 المحاذي للمغارة.
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يُذكَر أن الورشة التي تهدّد المغارة كانت قد توقّفت إلى حين دراسة أثرها البيئي، وأنّ «#فقمة_الراهب»- أكبر فقمات المتوسّط، مهدّدة بالانقراض وتقصد مغارات محدّدة على ضفاف المتوسّط للتكاثر، بينها «#مغارة_الفقمة» في #عمشيت.
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1/5 #CWTC21
⬆️🌡️in #winters are affecting many taxa worldwide, such as #bats. Hibernating🦇might be forced to arouse & find💧&🦟in the future. But, do bats fly out of the roost during❄️season now? When? How much? And where? Are #wetlands important during this period? Let's see👇 pic: Adrià López-Baucells
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To understand 🦇#behaviour during ❄️we used #batacoustics and weather information in #wetlands, #ricepaddies, 🌆 areas, & #saltmarshes from one of the biggest Deltas in Western Europe (Ebro Delta). @PDE @parcscat @govern @HumedalesDelta @ecologistescat @FBiodiversidad
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Results:
1- The most recorded #batspecies was #pipistrelluspygmaeus
2- 🦇were active during the 83% of our total recorded nights (469) mainly using #wetlands & 🌆areas
3- We found a threshold value that triggered #batarousals ->11ºC during❄️nights
@BatConIntl @_BCT_
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LFD studies are not great (small n, high bias, heterogeneity), but all the studies do suggest that the LFD is a good treatment option for #IBS and can improve global symptoms, pain, and bloating
App-based low-FODMAP #diet was found to be more effective (71%) than antispasmodic therapy (61%) in #IBS, even 6 months out
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Trying to make a video of that amazingly famous blood orange sunset in the #Mediterranean.

No filters needed here!
Maltese cliffs and that amazing sunset 🌅
Good food with good wine and a good view = good times!

🌊 ☀️ 🦞 🐟 🏝 🍷
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~~~THREAD~~~

Estimating the monetary cost of #invasivespecies has never been easy, but it can have great scientific and practical value! In our special @Invacost issue bit.ly/3yqTfvz we've collected research on #biologicalinvasions costs from all over the world 1/21 Image
Taken together, all publications in this issue estimate global realized and potential economic impacts of #biologicalinvasions around US$2.3 trillion, but a lot of the costs remain underreported. 2/21 @FranzEssl1 @garciaberthou

More in our editorial: doi.org/10.3897/neobio…
In Africa🌍, reported costs of #biologicalinvasions ranged between US$ 18.2 billion and US$ 78.9 billion between 1970 and 2020 - a massive, yet highly underestimated economic burden for African countries. 3/21 @CABI_News @Akademie_ved_CR

🗒 Study: doi.org/10.3897/neobio… Image
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On this day in May, a stranger offered to take my photo as I lay on the rocks on the "beach" in Nice, France.
Later, I was curious as to why there were so many people at the train station and then saw actress #TildaSwinton standing (very tall!) with her entourage boarding the 20-minute train from Nice to Cannes. Because, unbeknownst to me, Cannes Film Festival was happening.
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(1/7) On this #WorldTurtleDay discover the story of Thunderbird, the loggerhead turtle 🐢 that travelled 6000km. Her epic journey illustrates 2 of the major threats that many #marine #species face 🦈🐋 – entanglement in #ghost fishing gear and #bycatch in industrial #fisheries 🆘
(2/7) Thunderbird was found entangled in ghost fishing gear by #SaveTheMedFoundation in July 2020, and taken to the @PalmaAquarium rescue centre in Mallorca 🐢

📷Save The Med
(3/7) We attached a #satellite tag 🛰️ before she was released as part of the “Oceanographic turtles”, a joint programme by @socib_icts, @alnitakmission, @PalmaAquarium and @ExeterMarine, with the support of @NOAA NMFS 📉🐢
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Sleepless in #Piraeus

#COSCO are increasingly uneasy about their investment in #Greece. They are desperate to get the go-ahead for a new container terminal (Pier IV), with an estimated capacity of handling some TEU2.8m a year, mostly because of competition. 1/10
In 2020, #TangerMed in #Morocco (run by #Maersk) overtook #Piraeus as the largest container port in the #Mediterranean, and #Valencia got very close. The merger between #Antwerp and #Zeebrugge also adds to what is already a fierce competition between forwarders. 2/10
So far, the government of #Greece has not agreed to the construction of a new container terminal, due to growing resistance to #COSCO’s policies from a motley crew of local stakeholders in #Piraeus and neighbouring municipalities. 3/10
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