Silicon consumption kinetics by marine sponges: An assessment of their role at the ecosystem level

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REFERENCE López-Acosta, Maria; Leynaert, Aude; Grall, Jaques; Maldonado, Manuel (2018). Limnology and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10956. ABSTRACT The silicic acid (DSi) is a dissolved nutrient used by diverse marine organisms to build their skeletons of biogenic silica (BSi). This consumption, mostly due … Read More

SponGES at 33rd FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI)

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The 33rd session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meets this week in Rome, Italy. A record number of participants (760 in total) will discuss major international fisheries and aquaculture issues including IUU fishing, aquatic genetic resources, and climate … Read More

Deep-water sponge fauna from the mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz (North Atlantic, Spain)

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REFERENCE Sitjà, C; Maldonado, M; Rueda, JL (2018). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315418000589. ABSTRACT Mud volcanoes are singular seafloor structures classified as ‘sensitive habitats’. Here we report on the sponge fauna from a field … Read More

Sponge assemblages and predicted archetypes in the eastern Canadian Arctic

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REFERENCE Murillo, Francisco Javier; Kenchington, Ellen; Tompkins, Gabrielle; Beazley, Lindsay; Baker, Emily; Knudby, Anders; Walkusz, Wojciech (2018). Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12589. ABSTRACT Little information exists on the environmental requirements of sponges from the Canadian Arctic, increasing the necessity to … Read More

Sponge-derived silica for tissue regeneration – Bioceramics of deep-sea sponge

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REFERENCE Dudik, Olesia; Lenor, Isabel; Xavier, Joana R; Rapp, Hans Tore; Pires, Ricardo A, Silva, Tiago H; Reis, Rui L. (2018). Materials Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2018.03.025. EXSTRACT Sponges (Phylum Porifera) are highly diverse and important members of many benthic communities in all … Read More

SponGES, MERCES and Atlas – together at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2018

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The three European “sister projects” SponGES, MERCES and Atlas joined forces to bring collaborative research funded under the Galway Statement agenda to the global stage of marine biodiversity. The projects participated together in the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (Montreal, … Read More

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