Adriatic brown algae/Fucus virsoides
Description of the species:
Fucus virsoides belongs to the genus of brown algae and can be found only in the Adriatic Sea, especially its northern part. The body of the algae is 10-15 cm long and 1-3 cm wide, and is mainly dark brown to olive-brown in colour. It inhabits clean and transparent seas and is therefore a natural indicator of sea cleanliness.
Reasons for threat:
Pollution and degradation of habitat.
The species is strictly protected in accordance with the Ordinance on designating protected and strictly protected wild species (Official Gazette 7/06 and 99/09).
Adriatic brown algae
Illegal hunting can be reported on the following phone numbers:
Inspectorate for the Protection of Nature
Istria and Kvarner - HQ in Rijeka, mr. sc. Ivanka Jelenić, senior inspector, tel: +385 (0)51 311302; mob: +385 (0)98 406313
Zadar region- HQ in Zadar, Damir Mitrović, senior inspector,
tel: +385 (0)23 211129; mob: +385 (0)98 406979
Šibenik and Split regions - HQ in Šibenik, Davor Cukrov, senior inspector
tel: +385 (0)22 215800; mob: +385 (0)98 406982
Dubrovnik region - HQ in Dubrovnik
Vesna Daničić, inspector
tel: +385 (0)20 323191; mob: +385 (0)98 407121
Source: www.dzzp.hr State Office for the Protection of Nature, Mrs Katja Jelić