Ibiza, Spain

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)


Ibiza Island is a mixed natural and cultural site. Its natural importance is from the evolution of the island’s shoreline, controlled by the influence of Posidonia oceanica on the interaction of coastal and marine ecosystems. Posidonia is a seagrass found only in the Mediterranean Basin and is threatened in most Mediterranean locations. The local well-preserved Posidonia, together with the flanking salt pan lagoons, contains and supports a diversity of marine life. The coastal area also shows impressive seacliffs and pebbles beaches. From the cultural perspective, Ibiza’s archaeological sites show the important role played by the island during the Phoenician-Carthaginian period. A fortified town is also an outstanding example of Renaissance military architecture, very influential on the fortification of ports in the Spanish Americas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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