The dinoflagellate bloom marked the end of the pilot action sampling in Brijuni National Park

The Center for Marine Research of Ruđer Bošković Institute conducted the sixth and last field research of planktonic communities in the Brijuni aquatorium.

The Center for Marine Research of Ruđer Bošković Institute conducted the sixth and last field research of planktonic communities in the Brijuni aquatorium. Scientists have observed the presence of the dinoflagellate luminous whip (Noctiluca scintillans) in the samples, whose mass appearance, known as "red tide",  in recent weeks was visible on the sea surface in that part of the North Adriatic. With the sea warming, caused by climate change, this phenomenon of mass "blooms" is more frequent and more intense, but fortunately, the species is not toxic and does not have a major impact on other marine organisms.