Zostera noltei, another marine plant that can be found on our coasts
Zostera noltei is a marine plant, a phanerogam like seagrass, but not as common or well known.
This marine plant is normally found in protected sites on shallow silt or fine sandy bottoms. It is adapted to significant changes in salinity, temperature and also to a high degree of eutrophication of the water.
It is a protected species, like all marine phanerogams, and its destruction is prohibited in Catalonia. Moreover, at state level it is included in the list of wild species that require special protection.
Where can we find it in Catalonia?
Mainly in the bays of the delta de l’Ebre, where it is still abundant in the inland areas of Fangar and Alfacs, and in some small bays of Cap de Creus, such as Portlligat and Jonquet bay.
We have located it in the cove of Canyelles de Llancà where we are carrying out a project for the conservation of marine phanerogams in the area with the support of Correos.
This cove is part of the Natura 2000 area of the Albera mountains range and for some months we have been carrying out different initiatives for the conservation of marine phanerogams thanks to the stewardship agreement we have established with the Llancà Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya.