The Serpulidae Hydroides Dianthus belongs to the class of Sedentary Polychaete, order Sabellidae, genus Serpulidae. Serpulidae Hydroides Dianthus serpulis Anellids Polychaete intotheblue.it
It is a Spirograph that lives throughout the Mediterranean, and we find it fixed to the rocky substrates in more or less numerous colonies forming circular-shaped limestone tubes. The corolla, generally white, performs both the function of the respiratory system and the feeding function by capturing the plankton present in the water. Serpulidae Hydroides Dianthus serpulis Anellids Polychaete intotheblue.it
European fanworm is able to bioaccumulate bacteria and has a profound effect on the marine bacterial environment. Microbes build up in the worm and are present at much higher concentrations in its tissues than in the surrounding water and this means the worm can be used as a bioindicator. It is efficient at filtering out Vibrio spp. bacteria that are pathogenic to fish and shellfish and can cause foodborne illness in man. It can also potentially be used for remediation of polluted water near sewage outlets.
Much of the Mediterranean coast enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. However, most of its southeastern coast has a hot desert climate, and much of Spain’s eastern (Mediterranean) coast has a cold semi-arid climate. Although they are rare, tropical cyclone occasionally form in the Mediterranean Sea, typically in September–November.
Because of the short residence time of waters, the Mediterranean Sea is considered a hot-spot for climate change effects. Deep water temperatures have increased by 0.12 °C (0.22 °F) between 1959 and 1989. According to climate projections, the Mediterranean Sea could become warmer. The decrease in precipitation over the region could lead to more evaporation ultimately increasing the Mediterranean Sea salinity. Because of the changes in temperature and salinity, the Mediterranean Sea may become more stratified by the end of the 21st century, with notable consequences on water circulation and biogeochemistry.