Technical measures and environmental risk assessments for deep-sea sponge conservation

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REFERENCE Thompson, T; Fuller, SD (2020). FAO. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3859806. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Reducing the impacts of deep-sea bottom fishing in the high seas on non-target and associated and dependent species, including vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) is an important element of an ecosystem-based … Read More

A Pictorial Guide to the Epibenthic Megafauna of Orphan Knoll (northwest Atlantic) Identified from In Situ Benthic Video Footage

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REFERENCE Wudrick, A; Beazley, L; Culwick, T; Goodwin, C; Cárdenas, P; Xavier, J; Kenchington, E (2020). Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. https://zenodo.org/record/3835865. ABSTRACT In 2010, Fisheries and Oceans Canada led a multidisciplinary oceanographic research mission onboard the Canadian Coast … Read More

Mapping benthic ecological diversity and interactions with bottom-contact fishing on the Flemish Cap (northwest Atlantic)

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REFERENCE Murillo, FJ; Kenchington, E; Koen-Alonso, M; Gijarro, J; Kenchington, TJ; Sacau, M; Beazley, L; Rapp, HT (2020). Ecological Indicators. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106135. ABSTRACT The ecological diversity of benthic invertebrates from bottom trawl surveys was mapped for the Flemish Cap, a plateau … Read More

Rock sponges (lithistid Demospongiae) of the Northeast Atlantic seamounts, with description of ten new species

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REFERENCE Carvalho, Francisca C; Cárdenas, Paco; Ríos, Pilar; Cristobo, Javier; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R (2020). Peer J. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1231-2020. ABSTRACT Background: Lithistid demosponges, also known as rock sponges, are a polyphyletic group of sponges which are widely distributed. In … Read More

Deep-sea sponge grounds as nutrient sinks: denitrification is common in boreo-Arctic sponges

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REFERENCE Rooks, Christine; Fang, James Kar-Hei; Mørkved, Pål Tore; Zhao, Rui; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R; Hoffmann, Friederike (2020). Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1231-2020. ABSTRACT Sponges are commonly known as general nutrient providers for the marine ecosystem, recycling organic matter into various … Read More

Climate-induced changes in the suitable habitat of cold-water corals and commercially important deep-sea fishes in the North Atlantic

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REFERENCE Morato, Telmo; González-Irusta, José-Manuel; Dominguez-Carrió, Carlos; Wei, Chih-Lin; Davies, Andrew; Sweetman, Andrew K; Taranto, Gerald H; Beazley, Lindsay; García-Alegre, Ana; Grehan, Anthony; Laffargue, Pascal; Murillo, Francisco Javier; Sacau, Mar; Vaz, Sandrine; Kenchington, Ellen; Arnaud-Haond, Sophie; Callery, Oisín; Chimienti, Giovanni; … Read More

Comparison of physical connectivity particle tracking models in the Flemish Cap region

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REFERENCE Wang, Shuangqiang; Wang, Zeilang; Lirette, Camille; Davies, Andrew J; Kengchington, Ellen (2019). Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3663643. ABSTRACT Lagrangian particle tracking models are considered an important tool for assessing connectivity in the deep sea. A number of … Read More

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