This publication is the result of the collaboration between Ciência Viva, Portuguese scientific insti¬tutions in the field of Marine Biology and public institutions of this sector within the framework of the European project Sea for Society.

We would like to thank the researchers and experts who helped us produce this publication: Margarida Castro and Teresa Cerveira Borges, from the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), José Carlos Antunes, from the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Maria Leonor Nunes and Nuno Prista, from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), Tânia Pereira and Filipe Pedro, from Docapesca, Patricia Borges, School of Tourism and Maritime Technology (IPL), Carlos Reis, from the Department of Animal Biology of the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University, and José Lino Costa, Leonel Gordo and Paula Chainho, from the Centre of Oceanography of the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University.


We would also like to especially thank Maria José Costa from the Oceanography Centre of the Faculty of Science of the Lisbon University for all her assistance in the production and scientific review of this publication.