Seabed of Brucoli - Agnone (ITA090026)
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Seabed of Brucoli - Agnone (ITA090026)

Site type: SIC - Site of Community Interest 

Code: ITA090026 - Hectares: 1338


The seabed of the area in question is mainly sandy, sometimes muddy. The bay of Brucoli is the most interesting area due to the presence of a large prairie a
Dense and well structured Posidonia oceanica. This one about a hundred meters from the coastline rises up to the surface creating a "récif barrière" which
delimits a lagoon area colonized by Cymodocea nodosa. The bay therefore shows the typical spatial succession of marine phanerogams, quite rare for
Sicilian coasts.In neighboring areas the Posidonia prairie becomes discontinuous and a scarce algal cover settles on small rocky boulders.
mainly from Cystoseira spinosa v. tenuior, Padina pavonica and Stypocaulon scoparium (Serio & Pizzuto 1999). Caulerpa settles in this area
racemosa, allochthonous species, which forms meadows in close contact with Posidonia oceanica without significant interactions between the two species (Serio &
Pizzuto 1999) .The area outside the bay, in the direction of Agnone, does not have significant coverage values ​​of benthic populations.
4.2Quality and importance
The bay of Brucoli is an area of ​​particular environmental interest, not only for the large presence of Posidonia oceanica, but also for the typical blockbuster in
seagrass, quite rare in our seas.

Source: Ministry of the Environment Natura 2000 form

Ministerial data: Natura 2000 form

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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