Internal wave observations off Saba Bank

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REFERENCE van Haren, Hans; Duineveld, Gerard; Mienis, Furu (2019). Frontiers in Marine Science.https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00528. ABSTRACT The deep sloping sides of Saba Bank, the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean, show quite different internal wave characteristics. To measure these characteristics, two … Read More

Marine sponges as Chloroflexi hot spots: Genomic insights and high-resolution visualization of an abundant and diverse symbiotic clade

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REFERENCE Bayer, Kristina; Jahn, Martin; Slaby, Beate M; Moitinho-Silva, Lucas; Hentschel, Ute (2018). mSystems. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00150-18. ABSTRACT Members of the widespread bacterial phylum Chloroflexi can dominate high-microbial-abundance (HMA) sponge microbiomes. In the Sponge Microbiome Project, Chloroflexi sequences amounted to 20 to … Read More

A multi criteria assessment method for identifying Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the North-East Atlantic

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REFERENCE Morato, Telmo; Pham, Christopher K; Pinto, Carlos; Golding, Neil; Ardron, Jeff A; Duràn Munoz, Pablo; Neat, Francis (2018). Frontiers in Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00460. ABSTRACT In international fisheries management, scientific advice on the presence of “vulnerable marine ecosystems” (VMEs) per … Read More

Connectivity modelling of areas closed to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems in the northwest Atlantic

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REFERENCE Kenchington, Ellen; Wang, Zeilang; Lirette, Camille; Murillo, Francisco Javier; Guijarro, Javier; Yashayaev, Igo; Maldonado, Manuel. (2018). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.11.007. ABSTRACT Over the course of the past decade, in response to United Nations General … Read More

Silicon isotopes of deep sea sponges: new insights into biomineralisation and skeletal structure

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REFERENCE Cassarino, Luca; Coath, Christopher; Zavier, Joana R; Hendry, Katharine R (2018). Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6959-2018. ABSTRACT The silicon isotopic composition (δ30Si) of deep sea sponges’ skeletal element – spicules – reflects the silicic acid (DSi) concentration of their surrounding water and … Read More

Silicon utilization by sponges: an assessment of seasonal changes

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REFERENCE López-Acosta, Maria; Leynaert, Aude; Coquille, Valérie; Maldonado, Manuel (2018). Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12752. ABSTRACT Awareness that sponges are relevant silicic acid (DSi) users is growing; however, understanding how their DSi consumption kinetics perform is still limited. We investigated … Read More

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

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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

Deep Sea – From Unknown to Intended – Deep Sea Observatories, a Tool to Monitor Human Activities

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REFERENCE Colaço, Ana; Carreiro-Silva, Marina (2018). Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Oceano: uma Utopia Útil / Sustainable Development of the Ocean: a Necessity. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2600712. ABSTRACT The deep-sea environment is the largest ecosystem on earth and poorly study. The lack of affordable technology … Read More

Revisions to the classification, nomenclature, and diversity of Eukaryotes

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REFERENCE Adl, Sina M; Bass, David; Lane, Christopher E; Lukes, Julius; Schoch, Conrad L; Smirnov, Alexey; Agatha, Sabrine; Berney, Cedric; Brown, Mattew W; Burki, Fabien; Cárdenas, Paco; Cepicka, Ivan; Chistyakova, Lzudmila; del Campo, Javier; Dunthorn, Micah; Edvardsen, Bente; Eglit, Yana; … Read More

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