Spatial differences and temporal trends in cephalopod populations along the Mediterranean

Mediterranean cephalopod temporal trends Spatial differences



In this work we present spatio-temporal trends of cephalopod diversity across the entire Mediterranean Sea during the last 20 years, analyzing data from the annual MEDITS surveys conducted by 5 different Mediterranean countries using standardized gears and sampling protocols. Species diversity patterns will be presented encompassing both the shelf and slope grounds. The influence of local and regional environmental variability in different Mediterranean regions are analyzed using general additive models.