Data from: History of expansion and anthropogenic collapse in a top marine predator of the Black Sea estimated from genetic data

Michaël C. Fontaine, Alodie Snric, Alexandros Frantzis, Emmanuil Koutrakis, Bayram Öztürk, Ayaka A. Öztürk & Fréderic Austerlitz
Two major ecological transitions marked the history of the Black Sea after the last Ice Age. The first was the postglacial transition from a brackish-water to a marine ecosystem dominated by porpoises and dolphins, once this basin was reconnected back to the Mediterranean Sea (ca. 8,000 years B.P.). The second occurred during the last decades, when overfishing and hunting activities brought these predators close to extinction, deeply impacting the structure and dynamics of the ecosystem....

Registration Year

  • 2012

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  • Dataset


  • University of Paris-Sud
  • Istanbul University