Using citizen scientists to mitigate the environmental crisis in the marine ecosystem

Citizen science can help to improve conservation and management strategies for Mediterranean marine ecosystems, and to mitigate the impact of the environmental crisis. This is the conclusion of a study by the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), which highlights the scientific rigor of the work carried out by volunteers in assessing the state of conservation of corals and gorgonians on the Mediterranean coast.

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