Insights into the reproduction of some Antarctic dendroceratid, poecilosclerid, and haplosclerid demosponges

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REFERENCE Koutsouveli, Vasiliki; Taboada, Sergi; Moles, Juan; Cristobo, Javier; Ríos, Pilar; Bertran, Andrea; Solà, Joan; Avila, Conxita, Riesgo, Ana (2018). Plos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192267. ABSTRACT Sponges are a dominant element of the Antarctic benthic communities, posing both high species richness and … Read More

Internal wave turbulence at a biologically rich Mid-Atlantic seamount

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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

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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

Bridging the gap – Scientists, policy makers and stakeholders meet to talk about deep-sea sponges

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  Last week, on September 20th, SponGES held its second science-policy panel, at the premises of the Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV). The event, organized by FAO in the scope of SponGES’ activities, was held just ahead of the meeting … Read More

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