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Climate change stressors destabilize the microbiome of the Caribbean barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta

The effect of climate change, both thermal stress and ocean acidification, on coral reefs is of increasing concern with the effects on calcification at the organismal level, and changes in the ratio of accretion to erosion on larger spatial scales of particular interest. 204 kata lagi


Sponge erosion under acidification and warming scenarios: differential impacts on living and dead coral

Ocean acidification will disproportionately impact the growth of calcifying organisms in coral reef ecosystems. Simultaneously, sponge bioerosion rates have been shown to increase as seawater pH decreases. 239 kata lagi


500 Million Year Old Sponge Fossil Found In China - Worlds Oldest Primitive Animal - Pushes Back Date Of Evolutionary Split

ScienceMag.org: To the untrained eye, real animal sponges may seem as boring as synthetic kitchen sponges. But the evolution of these highly porous creatures has long been a mystery, with major implications for the early evolution of animals. 56 kata lagi


Ocean acidification enhances the bioerosion of a common coral reef sponge: implications for the persistence of the Florida Reef Tract

The increase in anthropogenic carbon dioxide in seawater, termed ocean acidification (OA), depresses calcification rates of coral and algae, and may contribute toward reef ecosystem degradation. 219 kata lagi


Acidification effects on biofouling communities: winners and losers

How ocean acidification affects marine life is a major concern for science and society. However, its impacts on encrusting biofouling communities, that are both the initial colonizers of hard substrata and of great economic importance, are almost unknown. 217 kata lagi


Fossil Friday. Soak up some information

Were you able to guess what the image was? It is a common animal almost everyone has at least a synthetic version of in their home. 665 kata lagi


Marine Invertebrates

Ectopleura crocea, the pink-hearted hydroid, alongside Halichondria panicea, the breadcrumb sponge. Both are sessile, colonial animals that grow on rocky areas of the intertidal Atlantic, as well as piers and boat bottoms– or just about anything that stays still long enough. 32 kata lagi