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

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

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

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