The session

Cala Sant Francesc of Blanes

Saturday 30th April 2022

This Saturday session looks in to:

  • Study of marine biodiversity.
  • Analysis of biological samples in the laboratory.

In this Saturday session, you will study in depth the study of the marine and plant biodiversity of the Cala de Sant Francesc de Blanes by the researchers of the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB). This Saturday you can meet the main benthic coastal communities in situ, analyse their features and ecological status in the CEAB laboratory, and understand the importance of the conservation of marine biodiversity.

Activities

Activity 1. Study of the marine biodiversity of Cala de Sant Francesc

Day: Saturday 30th April 2022

Opening hours: 10.30 am to 2 pm

Location: Cala de Sant Francesc, Blanes

Activity coordination: Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)

Session given by: Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)

Language: Catalan

Description: Study of the plant and marine animal biodiversity of the Cala de Sant Francesc de Blanes. Practice of sampling methods to quantify biodiversity and assess the conservation status of communities. Collection of samples and taking of environmental and situation data.

Activity 2. Analysis of the samples collected and the importance of the conservation of marine biodiversity

Day: Saturday 30th April 2022

Opening hours: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Location: Cala de Sant Francesc, Blanes

Activity coordination: Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)

Session given by: Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)

Language: Catalan

Description: Separation and classification of the different species of algae present in the sample for the qualitative study of biodiversity. Semi-quantitative analysis of algal biodiversity. Assessment based on the predominant species of the ecological status of the sampled area and relationship with environmental variables.