Last Saturday arrived the new specimens of Patella ferruginea collected in Sardinia, in the Protected Marine Area of Tavolara.
The specimens were immediately brought to the laboratory in Camogli, where the researchers of the University of Genoa and the expert Javier Guallart, have prepared everything to start a new cycle of experiments and tests aimed to reproduce Patella ferruginea in the hatchery. The reproductive period of the species is in autumn and the coming months will be crucial for the success of the project.
The arrived specimens will be kept under observation for a few days to assess their adaptability to the new “controlled” environment and highlight any critical issues such as survival rate.
The working group is very close-knit and the steps to be taken will be evaluated daily following the specimens step by step.