Brought to you by: Monaco Life
Divers from the Monaco Underwater Exploration Club and the Department of the Environment combined their efforts on Sunday, August 5, to survey the local population of Pinna nobilis, a large Mediterranean bivalve shellfish.
The species is vulnerable to injuries from anchors and bottom fishing gear and is listed as a threatened species in Annex II of the Barcelona Convention’s ASP/BIO protocol.
Fifteen members of the diving club took part in the survey, carried out under the auspices of the RAMOGE Agreement, under the cliff between the Oceanographic Museum and the entrance to the port of Fontvieille.
The results were encouraging, with 199 healthy individuals identified in the chosen area. The presence of other protected species is an indicator of the good ecological status of the environment, the Department of the Environment said.
Monaco has highlighted the importance of sport in tackling homelessness and building a sense of belonging at a recent United Nations meeting.
The Monaco Red Cross has responded to an international call for donations, contributing €70,000. But it is hoping to raise much more.
The Alpes-Maritimes has recorded it warmest winter season since 1958, according to the experts.
A delegation from Monaco has visited the African nation of Mali where health, education and civil protection topped the agenda.