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

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