Revision of the genus Exsuperantia Özdikmen, 2009 (Tetractinellida: Phymaraphiniidae) with description of a new species from the Atlantic Ocean

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REFERENCE Carvalho, Francisca C; Pisera, Andrezj (2019). Zootaxa. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4613.1.7. ABSTRACT Phymaraphiniidae Schrammen 1924 (Porifera: Astrophorina) is a family of lithistid demosponges that has received little attention in the past decades. The systematic problems within this family have not been addressed … Read More

A new deep-water Tethya (Porifera, Tethyida, Tethyidae) from the Great Australian Bight and an updated Tethyida phylogeny

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REFERENCE Sorokin, Shirley J; Ekins, Merrick G; Yang, Qi; Cárdenas, Paco (2019). European Journal of Taxonomy. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.529. ABSTRACT A new species of Tethya Lamarck, 1815 is described from a depth of 1000 m on the continental slope of the Great … Read More

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

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

Marine sponges as Chloroflexi hot spots: Genomic insights and high-resolution visualization of an abundant and diverse symbiotic clade

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REFERENCE Bayer, Kristina; Jahn, Martin; Slaby, Beate M; Moitinho-Silva, Lucas; Hentschel, Ute (2018). mSystems. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00150-18. ABSTRACT Members of the widespread bacterial phylum Chloroflexi can dominate high-microbial-abundance (HMA) sponge microbiomes. In the Sponge Microbiome Project, Chloroflexi sequences amounted to 20 to … 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

Connectivity modelling of areas closed to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems in the northwest Atlantic

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REFERENCE Kenchington, Ellen; Wang, Zeilang; Lirette, Camille; Murillo, Francisco Javier; Guijarro, Javier; Yashayaev, Igo; Maldonado, Manuel. (2018). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.11.007. ABSTRACT Over the course of the past decade, in response to United Nations General … Read More

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

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