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Friday Fellow: Branching Vase Sponge

by Piter Kehoma Boll

A fascinating group of animals that has not yet joined the Friday Fellows are the sponges. Different from all other animals, sponges have a unique body structure that behaves more like a plant or fungus. 353 kata lagi

Friday Fellow

Interactive effects of temperature and pCO2 on sponges: from the cradle to the grave

As atmospheric CO2 concentrations rise, associated ocean warming (OW) and ocean acidification (OA) are predicted to cause declines in reef-building corals globally, shifting reefs from coral-dominated systems to those dominated by less sensitive species. 305 kata lagi


Restructuring of the sponge microbiome favors tolerance to ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is increasing and affects many marine organisms. However, certain sponge species can withstand low-pH conditions. This may be related to their complex association with microbes. 203 kata lagi


One of my favourite times: University life

The first in a regular series on favourite times.

The old cliché: those were the best days of my life… As a student in Edinburgh from 2002-2006 I frequented a club that was neither classy nor credible. 560 kata lagi

Favourite Times

Effects of anthropogenic stressors on tropical sponge ecology

The impacts of coastal development, ocean acidification, and temperature increases on sponge ecology were investigated, with an emphasis on community-wide impacts. At three locations with varying degrees of coastal development and sediment supply, field surveys were used to assess existing sponge abundance, diversity, species richness and community composition in Jamaica. 469 kata lagi


Ouch! That hurts! Sensitivity In Sponges By Michaela Rohrbough

A week ago in lab I got to look over Leucilla nuttingi, one of the few calcareous sponges present off the coast of California. Calcareous sponges differ from other types of sponges in that their structural elements, known as spicules, are made of calcium carbonate instead of the more common silicon dioxide. 678 kata lagi