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The submarine volcano eruption at the island of El Hierro: physical-chemical perturbation and biological response

Descripción: 
On October 10 2011 an underwater eruption gave rise to a novel shallow submarine volcano south of the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain. During the eruption large quantities of mantle-derived gases, solutes and heat were released into the surrounding waters. In order to monitor the impact of the eruption on the marine ecosystem, periodic multidisciplinary cruises were carried out. Here, we present an initial report of the extreme physical-chemical perturbations caused by this event, comprising thermal changes, water acidification, deoxygenation and metal-enrichment, which resulted in significant alterations to the activity and composition of local plankton communities. Our findings highlight the potential role of this eruptive process as a natural ecosystem-scale experiment for the study of extreme effects of global change stressors on marine environments.
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Observaciones: 
Fraile-Nuez1, E., M. Gonzalez-Dávila, J.M. Santana-Casiano, J. Arístegui, I. J. Alonso-González, S. Hernández-León, M. J. Blanco, A. Rodríguez-Santana, A. Hernández-Guerra, M. D. Gelado-Caballero, F. Eugenio, J. Marcello, D. de Armas, J. F. Dominguez-Yanes, M. F. Montero, D. R. Laetsch, P. Vélez-Belchı, A. Ramos, A. V. Ariza, I. Comas-Rodríguez & V. M. Benıítez-Barrio. 2012. The submarine volcano eruption at the island of El Hierro: physical-chemical perturbation and biological response. Scientific Reports, 2(486): 1-6 DOI: 10.1038/srep00486
Idioma de Publicación: 
Inglés
Año de publicación: 
2012
Descriptores / Palabras Clave: 
climate change, Biooceanography, Biodiversity, Climate-change adaptation
Entidad / Organismo de publicación: 
Scientific Reports
Autor / Autores: 
Fraile-Nuez
E.
Et Al: 
SI
Tipo de información: 
PublicacionesArtículo
Sectores a los que afecta: 
Biodiversidad, Pesca y ecosistemas marinos
Áreas: 
Evaluación del impacto y la vulnerabilidad
Otro
Ambito geográfico: 
CCAACanariasSanta Cruz de Tenerife