Kornati Clean-up Action: Protecting Biodiversity of Adriatic Sea

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Waste will be removed from the Kornati seabed.

The Kornati National Park’s clean-up operation, organized by the Kornati National Park, will take place from October 13th to October 15th and will include cleaning up the Kornati underwater, reports ŠibenikIn on October 12, 2017.

“We will also analyze the effect of sea currents and anchorages on the amount of waste produced in order to improve the measures regarding the decrease of pollution. For the sake of better quality analysis, the same activities will be carried out in May and October next year at the same locations within the park so that we can preserve the extremely valuable Kornati underwater the best way we can, announced the director of the NK Kornati Josip Zanze.

Divers from the Society for Underwater Sports from Zagreb (Društvo za podvodne sportove Zagreb) will participate in the action of cleaning up the Kornati underwater.

The exceptional biodiversity of the underwater world is one of the reasons why part of the Kornati Islands was declared a national park back in the 1980s.

“There are more than 1,300 plant and animal species found in the Kornati underwater, including 366 algal species, 3 marine phanerogams, hundreds of sponge species, 78 sea urchin species, 17 species of starfish, 71 species of corals, 145 species of whelks, 59 species of shellfish, 77 species of crab and 188 species of fish, and with every new research, new species are discovered,” says Josip Zanze.



Translated from ŠibenikIn



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