Characterization and mapping of a deep-sea sponge ground on the Tropic Seamount (Northeast Tropical Atlantic): Implications for spatial management in the high seas

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REFERENCE Ramiro-Sánchez, Berta; Gonzalez-Irusta, José Manuel; Henry, Lea-Anne; Cleland, Jason; Yeo, Isobel; Xavier, Joana R; Carreiro-Silva, Marina; Sampaio, Ìris; Spearmanm, Jeremy; Victorero, Lissette; Messing, Charles G; Kazanidis, Georgios; Roberts, J Murray; Murton, Bramley (2019). Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00278. ABSTRACT … Read More

Sponges from the 2010-2014 Paamiut Multispecies Trawl Surveys, Eastern Arctic and Subarctic: Class Demospongiae, Subclass Heteroscleromorpha, Order Poecilosclerida, Families Dendoricellidae and Tedaniidae

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REFERENCE Baker, E; Odenthal, B; Walkusz, W; Siferd, T; Ríos, P; Tompkins, G; Kenchington, E (2019). Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2644920. ABSTRACT Sponges (phylum Porifera) are benthic filter-feeding animals that play an important role in nutrient … Read More

Silicon isotopic systematics of deep-sea sponge grounds in the North Atlantic

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REFERENCE Hendry, Katharine L; Cassarino, Lucie; Bates, Stephanie L; Culwick, Timothz; Frost, Molly; Goodwin, Claire; Howell, Kerry L (2019). Quarternary Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.017. ABSTRACT Reconstruction of silica cycling in the oceans is key to a thorough understanding of past climates … Read More

Fueled by methane: deep-sea sponges from asphalt seeps gain their nutrition from methane-oxidizing symbionts

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REFERENCE Rubin-Blum, Maxim; Antony, Chakkiath Paul; Sayavedra, Lizbeth; Martínez-Pérez, Clara; Birgel, Daniel; Peckmann, Jörn; Wu, Yu-Chen; Cardenas, Paco; Mac Donald, Ian; Macron, Yann; Sahling, Heiko; Hentschel, Ute; Dubilier, Nicole (2019). The ISME Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-019-0346-7. ABSTRACT Sponges host a remarkable diversity … Read More

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

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