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Posidonia oceanica meadows: an underwater treasure

Date of holding: 25/02/2013

Video language: Spanish
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Posidonia oceanica is a very peculiar aquatic plant, endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Its features are similar to those in the terrestrial plants, such as roots, rhizomatous stem and ribbon-shaped leaves up to a meter long. Also, it flowers underwater, and its fruits can float. But the most interesting fact is that it forms large underwater meadows hosting a great biodiversity and with a huge ecological importance. Therefore, this underwater plant is considered a good bioindicator for measuring the quality of coastal marine waters.

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