Year 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 67 - 75 2019-04-12

Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems

Muhhamed DUMAN [1] , Atilla Hüsnü ERONAT [2] , Tarık İLHAN [3] , Ezgi TALAS [4] , Filiz KÜÇÜKSEZGİN [5]

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Coastal areas include highly complex ecosystems that encompass many different and productive resources worldwide. Although having such great importance, the lack of basic knowledge concerning the marine habitat distribution and biodiversity along the Turkish shoreline is an undeniable reality. In this study, seagrass beds in the bays along the Eastern Aegean Sea coast were located and mapped. Traditionally, sea-truth data used for satellite-image and other analysis are collected through direct observations requiring scuba divers or by aquatic video-camera observation. This study included a combination of acoustic technology, video recording and interpretation, geomorphological, oceanographic, and sedimentological evaluation in order to make significant contributions of current technology. The classification of the evaluated SBP records exhibited their high discrimination capacity between different sea-bed features, making them appropriate for ground distinction. Linking of the SBP data sets to the SSS records (object-based analysis) provide to full coverage, high resolution benthic habitat maps. For this purpose, Side Scan Sonar, 3.5/10 kHz Subbottom Profiler and ADCP data were collected to a range of 50 m water depth, the data was recorded for a total 1600 km2 coastal area that consists of approximately a total 3000 km long and 1km wide grid system for Edremit, Çandarlı, Gülbahçe, Ildır, Güllük and Gökova Bays. In the study area, it was determined that the seagrasses are under danger where high human influence is located. Dense distribution of invasive plants (Caulerpa cylindracea, Stypopodium schimperi) were seen at the southern and northern part of the study area subjected to human activities. 

Seagrass, Habitat Mapping, Sonar Investigation, Surface Sediments, AegeanSea
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4771-9675
Author: Muhhamed DUMAN (Primary Author)
Institution: DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF MARITIME SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-8595-9514
Author: Atilla Hüsnü ERONAT
Institution: DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, MARINE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (DR)
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-9308-0227
Author: Tarık İLHAN
Institution: DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF MARITIME SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1820-8796
Author: Ezgi TALAS
Institution: DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF MARITIME SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9030-5227
Author: Filiz KÜÇÜKSEZGİN
Institution: DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF MARITIME SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

Dates

Publication Date: April 12, 2019

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APA DUMAN, M , ERONAT, A , İLHAN, T , TALAS, E , KÜÇÜKSEZGİN, F . (2019). Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics, 6 (1), 67-75. DOI: 10.30897/ijegeo.544695
MLA DUMAN, M , ERONAT, A , İLHAN, T , TALAS, E , KÜÇÜKSEZGİN, F . "Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 6 (2019): 67-75 <http://dergipark.org.tr/ijegeo/issue/43673/544695>
Chicago DUMAN, M , ERONAT, A , İLHAN, T , TALAS, E , KÜÇÜKSEZGİN, F . "Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 6 (2019): 67-75
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ISNAD DUMAN, Muhhamed , ERONAT, Atilla Hüsnü , İLHAN, Tarık , TALAS, Ezgi , KÜÇÜKSEZGİN, Filiz . "Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 6 / 1 (April 2019): 67-75. https://doi.org/10.30897/ijegeo.544695
AMA DUMAN M , ERONAT A , İLHAN T , TALAS E , KÜÇÜKSEZGİN F . Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2019; 6(1): 67-75.
Vancouver DUMAN M , ERONAT A , İLHAN T , TALAS E , KÜÇÜKSEZGİN F . Mapping Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Meadows in the Eastern Aegean Sea Coastal Areas of Turkey: Evaluation of Habitat Maps Produced Using the Acoustic Ground Discrimination Systems. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2019; 6(1): 75-67.