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

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

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

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

A review of carnivorous sponges (Porifera: Cladorhizidae) from the Boreal North Atlantic and Arctic

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REFERENCE Hestetun, Jon Thomassen; Tompkins-Macdonald, Gabrielle; Rapp, Hans Tore (2017). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0775-3 ABSTRACT Family Cladorhizidae, comprising the carnivorous sponges, represents a unique innovation within the phylum Porifera. Rather than filter feeding, carnivorous sponges have developed … Read More

Let’s talk about… SponGES!

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It has been an intense period for the SponGES’ team. Besides a summer of research cruises, the EU project has been actively engaged in many events, conferences and international meetings. Some examples? Andrew Davies (Bangor University) has introduced the project in … Read More

Sampling sponges in the Norwegian fjords

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SponGES teams get together again for field work operations, as researchers from the Natural History Museum in London and from Uppsala University join staff at Bergen University. This deep-sea sponge sampling campaign, in the Norwegian fjords, is on September 8-9 … Read More

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