LIFE PINNA continues with networking

On July 11 was held an important networking event in Valencia at the International Symposium on Marine Science...

Triton, in collaboration with the Catholic University of Valencia, organized an international networking event dedicated to the conservation of 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘴. The LIFE PINNA and LIFE PINNARCA projects are leading the way in innovative conservation efforts and was the focus of the second day of the International Symposium on Marine Science, which was held from July 10 to 12.

Together with experts and researchers from around the world, we delved into discussions on the protection of this iconic species and its habitat. It is inspiring to see so much dedication to marine biodiversity, and we are honored to be part of this important initiative. Representing us was Stefano Picchi, Scientific Director of Triton, and Alessandro Midlarz, Communications Manager of the LIFE Pinna project, who, together with Daniele Grech of the International Marine Centre, described the results obtained from citizen science activities.

During the first day, more than 15 oral presentations and posters were showcased, featuring the latest data and research on Pinna nobilis. These works garnered great interest from the colleagues. For LIFE Pinna, Stefano Picchi and Daniele Grech demonstrated the effectiveness and results of communication tools to engage citizens in the search for still-living individuals of the large bivalve.

On the second day, there was a transfer to the town of Calpe. Here, the researchers visited the IMEDMAR marine station and then participated in a round table discussion where they were able to exchange ideas and assess the current state of research on Pinna nobilis. Topics included the recruitment of new individuals, captive breeding techniques, reproduction, as well as genetic and pathological aspects.


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