01/11/2011 The worm pipefish also exists in the Mediterranean !
Our Hippo-ATLAS project received two photos of Nerophis lumbriciformis taken in Sausset-les-Pins and Sète (Southern France). These records confirm the 2002 record made by Patrick Louisy in Cap d'Agde (and mentionned in his book "Guide d'identification des poissons marins - Europe et Méditerranée"). A team of Peau-Bleue divers recently explored again the Cap d'Agde area, and found the species again! ...
NB This work received help and support from Peau-Bleue.
Hippo-THAU, 2005-2009 report
The Hippo-THAU 2005-2009 report is now available.
This 5 year pilot survey involved a lot of people and energy around the Thau lagoon: schoolchildren and their teachers, divers, fishermen and shellfish farmers, associations and official local organisations all participated in this unique participatory science project.