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The University of Murcia against climate change in the marine biodiversity of the Region (15/05/2019)

Workshops, itineraries along the coast and a photographic exhibition are the activities planned for May 18 and 19 in Cabo de Palos and La Azohía.

In addition, attendees will know the effects of climate change on marine species and will collaborate on a citizen science project.

The living treasures that inhabit the marine reserves of Cabo de Palos-Hormigas Islands and Cabo Tiñoso will be the scene of the days' Peninsular of the sea ', organized by the Columbares Association, collaborator of the project' Sentinels of the sea: citizen science for the monitoring of the effects of climate change on marine biodiversity ', led by the University of Murcia (UMU).

Also, the initiative that has the support of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, through the Biodiversity Foundation.

The days begin on Saturday May 18 in Cabo de Palos between 6 and 7:30 pm with two activities.

On the one hand, the workshop 'Guardians of the sea: citizens against climate change', reserved for the scout group.

On the other, 'Explorers of the sea: children against climate change', games, workshops and dynamics for children between 5 and 10 years old.

This activity has a limited capacity and prior registration before May 16 in the Columbares Association web form.

On the same day at 7pm, at the Mangamar diving center in Cabo de Palos, there will be a projection of underwater photographs by underwater photographer Javier Ferrer, Technical Director of Open Fotosub Cabo de Palos.

As well as the presentation of the project 'Peninsulas of the Sea', by José Antonio García Charton, project leader, and Amalia Cuadros, technique of the same.

In this case, this activity is intended for all types of public with free entry until full capacity is reached.

Eldomingo May 19 resumed the workshop 'Guardians of the sea: citizens against climate change' from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., this time open to the general public in La Azohía.

Attendees will learn to interpret marine biodiversity, from the remains of marine organisms on the beach.

In addition, a participatory sampling will be conducted to identify marine species affected by climate change.

The limited capacity of 25 people requires prior registration before May 16th in the Columbares form.

These days are part of the project 'Sentinels of the Sea: Citizen Science for monitoring the effects of climate change on marine biodiversity in marine areas', which will be presented, as mentioned above, on May 18, project developed by the research group Ecology and Marine Conservation of the UMU.

Source: Universidad de Murcia

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