Get involved

In this section you will find different of materials to support mortality observations depending on your expertise allowing to:

  1. Report observations on mortality
  2. Quantify the degree of mortality impacts

 

Reporting observations on mortality

Who can be involved?

Diving clubs and recreational divers

Materials

Mass mortality observation form for diving clubs

This form was created to engage diving clubs and divers in the observation of the effects of mortality over the Mediterranean Sea.
To do so, we are asking diving clubs and divers from different geographic areas of the Mediterranean to report any observation on mass
mortality in their diving sites.

In this document you will find all information on the aim, the form and images to identify different affected species

The filled forms must be sent to mme2018.med@gmail.com

Form for the assessment of mortality events by diving clubs

This document contains the form to be filled in to report the observations on mass mortality events in different geographic areas.

The final goal is to know affected as well as Non Affected areas by the mortality. Thus, even if your areas have been not affected filling and sending the form, it will be really appreciated.

The filled form should be sent to mme2018.med@gmail.com in the form 

Images on affected species by mass mortality

In this file you will find images of the species affected by the mass mortality. 

Check it out before filling in the form for diving clubs or carrying the quantitative rapid assessment of mortality

Quantifying the degree of mortality impacts

Who can be involved?

MPA managers, trained recreational divers and scientists.

Materials

Rapid Assessment Mortality Protocol

The proposed protocol is issued from scientific and field experience gathered during the assessment of mass mortality impact in different areas of the NW Mediterranean. The protocol has been developed focusing in main gorgonian species dwelling in shallow waters (0-50 m) in the NW Mediterranean. However, the protocol can be adapted to assess the impact on other macrobenthic species.

This protocol was developed within the MPA-Adapt project funded by the Interreg MED program.

Rapid Assessment Mortality Protocol Form

This file contains the form to be used for the implementation of the Rapid Assessment Mortality protocol.

Please read the protocol and check the images of affected and non affected species before carrying out the surveys.

This protocol was developed within the MPA-Adapt project funded by the Interreg MED program.

Images on affected species by mass mortality

In this file you will find images of the species affected by the mass mortality. 

Check it out before filling in the form for diving clubs or carrying the quantitative rapid assessment of mortality