The Alboran Sea is the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea,
lying between Spain on the north and Morocco and Algeria on the south.
Alboran Sea as a result of this exchange of water. The Alboran Sea is
a transition zone between the two seas, containing a mix of
Mediterranean and Atlantic species.
Alboran Sea is the western part of the Mediterranean basin and is
considered an important zone of transition connecting the
Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean through
The Alboran Sea is the most western part of the Mediterranean sea.
The Alboran Sea is considered to be an area of great geopolitical,
strategic and scientific importance.
Alboran Sea is an area which deserves to be protected and well
Alboran Sea flows eastward at the surface and brings water from the
Atlantic into Mediterranean; but deeper subsurface water flows
westward carrying saltier Mediterranean water into the Atlantic.
the Alboran Sea, as a result of this exchange of water there is a
rotary circulation, it is also known as a gyre.
The Alboran Sea is the home for the largest population of bottlenose
dolphins in the western Mediterranean, is habitat to the last
population of harbour porpoises in the
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Embed this Topic The Alboran Sea is the westernmost portion of
the Mediterranean Sea, lying between Spain on the north and Morocco
and Algeria on the south.
Organization defines the limits of the Alboran Sea as follows: On the
Alboran Sea as follows: On the West. The Eastern limit of the Strait
of Gibraltar . On the East. A line joining
Cape de Gata (Spain) to C.
The Alboran Sea is habitat for the largest population of Bottlenose
Dolphins in the western Mediterranean, is home to the last population
of harbour porpoises in the Mediterranean,
considers the Alboran Sea to be a pilot area for creating a coherent
network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean, based
on the identification of its most representative features, like
and representative network of MPAs in the Alboran Sea, based on
specific criteria and biological, physical, chemical, and
Alboran Sea: strategic elements for its future management (in
* IUCN-Med Marine Programme
the Alboran Sea" promoted by the Mediterranean Cooperation Centre of
the IUCN this is the coordination platform of the GTCAT GTCOT, the
Working Group for Cetaceans, Sea Birds and Sea Turtles.
group for cetaceans, sea birds and sea turtles of the Alboran Sea is a
networking initiative for a coherent regional approach to the
management and monitoring of potential risks on pelagic mega fauna.
Alboran Sea, this project represent a pilot scheme for the development
of innovative and exportable tools for getting the logistic and
economical challenge of marine biodiversity conservation.
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Northern Alboran Sea for the last fifteen years ranged between 0.2 and
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Alboran Sea (13210 tons) producing a strong increment of landings in
2002, besides to an increase of CPUE.
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The Alboran Sea, situated between the coasts of Spain, Morocco and
Algeria, is home to a great diversity of sea life as well as major sea
grass beds that are essential for
The Alboran Sea contains many endemic animals and plants, colonies of
breeding birds, colourful communities of invertebrates, migrant
cetaceans and large fish schools, etc.
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The Alboran Sea is the westernmost part of the Mediterranean
Alboran Sea of Northern Morocco and Southern Spain
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Alboran Sea and the Gulf of Cadiz (Δδ13C), was close to 0‰ at the
beginning of the last deglaciation and during the late glacial time.
Alboran Sea and the Gulf of Cadiz was at its maximum. At the same
time, an important modification in the water masses structure may have
occurred near 9–8 kyr B.P.
Alboran Sea and Gulf of Vera, Spain
Northern Adriatic Sea
Bottlenose dolphins in the Alboran Sea and Gulf of Vera, Spain
Bottlenose dolphins are a very common species in the Alboran Sea.
Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the Alboran Sea and Gulf of Vera,
Spain. © Alnitak.
For both of these MPAs the process of developing management plans has
recently been put underway.
In the Alboran Sea, the species of the reference list which presented
a high biomass index (more than 15 kg/km²) were (in decreasing order)
Pagellus acarne, Phycis blennoides, Helicolenus dactylopterus, Octopus
very scarce in the Alboran sea and in the Alicante area, but it
presented high biomass and density indices (74.0 kg/km² and 6325
N/km²) on the shelf of the Catalan sea.
In the Alboran sea it appeared in all strata, and the largest
catch in biomass occurred in the shallowest stratum: 52.0 kg/km².
Alboran Sea and Gulf of Vera, Spain
Northern Adriatic Sea
Gulf of Corinth, Greece
Common dolphins in the Alboran Sea and Gulf of Vera, Spain
In the Alboran Sea common dolphins can fortunately still be seen
especially affected the Eastern part of the Alboran Sea, the Gulf of
The Alboran Sea basin contains a Neogene sequence, up to 7 km thick,
formed by marine facies sediments that fill basement grabens or half
grabens (Fig. 2).
the Alboran Sea basin is well documented from seismic profile data
(Maldonado et al., 1992; Comas et al., 1992; Watts et al., 1993; and
Alboran Sea basin (Comas et al., 1992).
Alboran Sea compared to the Gulf of Cádiz, which constitutes
rather a "coral graveyard".
The Alboran Sea is underlain by thin (<20km), highly metamorphosed
continental crust that experienced large amounts of extension and
rapid exhumation in the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene (Watts et
Rif Mountains in Northern Morocco, and the Alboran Sea located between
the two (Figure 2).
Extension within the Alboran Sea was coeval with south-to-north and
north-to-south crustal shortening in the Betic and Rif mountain belts
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Alboran Sea circulation between 220 and 1100 m depth is studied.
Interaction between three types of water masses in this area causes a
complicated flow pattern.
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In the Alboran Sea and in the Gulf of Vera, the most abundant
reference species were Micromesistius poutassou (325.46 kg/km²),
Phycis blennoides (40.11 kg/km²), Helicolenus dactylopterus (39.
kg/km² in the Alboran Sea and in the Alicante area respectively.
Micromesistius poutassou forms important shoals. This behaviour
induces the possibility of massive catch.
In the Alboran Sea, Pagellus acarne was caught in all the strata, but
with a very low yield between 200 and 800 m.
relatively shallow and flat, and in the Alboran sea there is one of
the most prominent places for cetaceans in Europe; 17 different
species have been sighted, including: the common and striped
Additionally, the Alboran Sea receives
intense commercial shipping, in many cases with dangerous goods that
cross over the drylands of Torrox and Djibouti.
The Alboran Sea is the one closest to the Straits
of Gibraltar, between Spain and Morocco. The Straits are shown in the
lower left of the image.