Levantine Sea

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Levantine Sea

 

the name for the part of the Mediterranean Sea between Cyprus and the neighboring shore of Asia.

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Mesoscale Lagrangian phosphate-enrichment experiments conducted in Levantine Sea support this conclusion (Psarra et al., 2005).
Phytoplankton response to a Lagrangian phosphate addition in the Levantine Sea (Eastern Mediterranean).
Lakkotrypis said Total knew from the beginning that it "was operating in a high-risk area" for which no "special" seismic data existed like in the case of the Levantine Sea, the easternmost part of the Mediterranean, on the other side of the Eratosthenes mount, which lies 100 kilometres south of the western part of Cyprus.
In Turkey which has coastlines of notable length in the Black Sea Aegean Sea and Levantine Sea as well as harbors the Marmara Sea within the Straits Complex tintinnids have been studied according to mainly their lorica shapes.
The highest number of tintinnid morpho- species were obtained from Aegean and Levantine seas. Ninety six morpho-species (88%) were reported from the Aegean Sea and 62 (56.9%) from the Mediterranean (Levantine Sea).
Huge untapped gas deposits almost 20,000 feet below the surface of the Levantine Sea could be a life-changer for debt-crippled Cyprus and candidates in Sunday's presidential election are rushing to reap political gains.
(2001) updated out of a total of about 6 000 benthic invertebrate species in the Mediterranean, about 67% (4 030) are found in the western Mediterranean, 38% (2 262) in the Adriatic Sea, 35% (2 119) in the Central Mediterranean, 44% (2 637) in the Aegean, and 28% (1 658) in the Levantine Sea. This trend in number of species demonstrates a west-east zoogeocline: a large number of geographic, climatic and trophic variables are highly correlated with this pattern which has been found to be similar for many taxonomic groups.
State of the papers reviewed above shows that the Cilician shelf particularly large area of Levantine Sea has not been considered with regard of the soft-bottom megafauna.
Conomurex persicus is widespread over the shallow waters of the Levantine Sea after being introduced in 1978 (Nicolay and Manoja 1983, Galil and Zenetos 2002).
The compilation of data on alien species reported from the Turkish coasts yielded a total of 263 species belonging to 11 systematic groups, of which Mollusca had the highest number of species (85 species), followed by Crustacea (51), fishes (43) and phytobenthos (39) with the Levantine Sea represented by 202 species (Cinar et al.