Predicted distribution of the glass sponge Vazella pourtalesi on the Scotian Shelf and its persistence in the face of climatic variability

with No Comments

REFERENCE Beazley, Lindsay; Wang, Zeliang; Kenchington, Ellen; Yashayaev, Igor; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R; Murillo, Francisco Xavier; Fenton, Derek; Fuller, Susanna. (2018). PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205505. ABSTRACT Emerald Basin on the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia, Canada, is home to … Read More

Niche overlap between a cold-water coral and an associated sponge for isotopically-enriched particulate food sources

with No Comments

REFERENCE van Oevelen, Dick; Mueller, Christina E.; Lundälv, Tomas; van Duyl, Fleur C.; de Goeij, Jasper M.; Middelburg, Jack J. (2018). PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194659 ABSTRACT The cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa is an ecosystem engineer that builds reef structures on the … Read More

Seven new deep-water Tetractinellida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Galápagos Islands – morphological descriptions and DNA barcodes

with No Comments

REFERENCE Schuster, Astrid; Cárdenas, Paco; Pisera, Andrzej; Pomponi, Shirley A.; Kelly, Michelle; Wörheide, Gert; Erpenbeck, Dirk. (2018). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx110 ABSTRACT The Galápagos Islands, positioned in the confluence of warm and coldwater currents in the Eastern … Read More

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems

with No Comments

REFERENCE Pita, Lucía; Rix, Laura; Slaby, Beate; Franke, A; Hentschel, Ute. (2018). Microbiome. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0428-1 ABSTRACT The recognition that all macroorganisms live in symbiotic association with microbial communities has opened up a new field in biology. Animals, plants, and algae are … Read More

Exploration and exploitation of the environment for novel specialized metabolites

with No Comments

REFERENCE Loureiro, Catarina; Medema, Marnix H; van der Oost, John; Sipkema, Detmer. (2018). Current Opinion in Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2018.01.017 ABSTRACT Microorganisms are Nature’s little engineers of a remarkable array of bioactive small molecules that represent most of our new drugs. The … Read More

Internal wave turbulence at a biologically rich Mid-Atlantic seamount

with No Comments

REFERENCE van Haren, Hans; Hanz, Ulrike; de Stigter, Henko; Mienis, Furu; Duineveld, Gerard. (2017). PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189720 ABSTRACT The turbulence regime near the crest of a biologically rich seamount of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge southwest of the Azores was registered in … Read More

Deep-sea sponges in practice – Six info-sheets by SponGES partner FAO

with No Comments

SponGES partner FAO just released six info-sheets about deep-sea sponges and their habitats, covering topics like: What is the role of sponges in the marine environment? How can sponges be identified and what are the procedures to preserve sponge samples … Read More

1 2