Deep-sea sponge grounds

reservoirs of biodiversity
  • 84 Pages
  • 4.55 MB
  • English
World Conservation Monitoring Centre , Cambridge
Marine ecosystem management, Sp
SeriesUNEP regional seas report and studies -- no. 189, UNEP-WCMC biodiversity series -- no. 32, UNEP-WCMC biodiversity series -- no. 32.
ContributionsWorld Conservation Monitoring Centre, World Wide Fund for Nature
LC ClassificationsQL371 .D44 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination84 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25201178M
ISBN 109280730819
ISBN 139789280730814
LC Control Number2010305847

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SponGES will fill knowledge gaps on vulnerable sponge ecosystems and provide guidelines for their preservation and sustainable exploitation.

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North Atlantic deep-sea sponge grounds will be mapped and characterized, and a geographical Deep-sea sponge grounds book system on sponge grounds will be developed to determine drivers of past and present distribution. Silicon isotopic systematics of deep-sea sponge grounds in the North Atlantic Author links open overlay panel Katharine R.

Hendry a Lucie Cassarino a Stephanie L. Bates a Timothy Culwick a Molly Frost a Claire Goodwin b Kerry L. Howell cCited by: 4. Although the Demosponge grounds in the Flemish Cap and southeastern Grand Bank region do not form the dense spicule mats associated with the fused spicules of the Hexactinellid sponges (e.g.

Dayton et al. ), they do accumulate upon the death of the sponge in significant enough quantities to form distinctive benthic habitats and communities (Barrio Froján et al.

).Cited by:   Deep-sea sponge grounds enhance diversity and abundance of epibenthic megafaun We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of by: WP6 – Threats and impacts to sponge grounds Objectives.

Considering diverse anthropogenic stressors acting on the deep sea and the Deep-sea sponge grounds book of deep-sea sponges to human disturbance, it is urgent to understand the full scale of human impacts on.

Abstract A towed camera survey revealed extensive sponge grounds on the deep slopes of the Rosemary Bank Seamount in the NE Atlantic. An Agassiz trawl deployed in the same area yielded samples for taxonomic validation and comparison to the visual survey.

The sponge grounds were observed between and  m by: INTRODUCTION TO THE STATE OF DEEP‐SEA CORAL AND SPONGE ECOSYSTEMS OF THE UNITED STATES Figure 1.

The State of Deep ‐ Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems of the United States provides an update to the first NOAA report, State of Deep ‐ Sea Coral Ecosystems of the United States: by an online list of deep‐sea coral species known. SponGES_Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic; an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation SponGES is a research and innovation project funded under the H Blue Growth BG1 call aimed at “Improving the preservation and sustainable exploitation of Atlantic marine ecosystems”.

of sponges are marine, where they occur in all oceans and to depths of m (Koltun ). Sponge grounds in the northwest Atlantic are found along the continental slopes of the Grand Bank and Flem-ish Cap and northward along the Labrador Slope to the Abstract Recent studies on deep-sea sponges have.

A rich photogallery from the G.O. Sars research cruise – our researchers have studied very different deep-water sponge grounds, ranging from the m deep Norwegian fjords, the coral-associated grounds on the outer continental shelf, the Barents Sea, and to depths down to m along the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge.

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Sponge grounds, also known as sponge aggregations, are intertidal to deep-sea habitats formed by large accumulations of sponges (glass sponges and/or demosponges), often dominated by a few massive grounds were already reported more than years ago, but the habitat was first fully recognized, studied and described in detail around the Faroe Islands during the inter-Nordic Ecoregions: Freshwater (List), Marine (List), The.

Background document for Deep-sea sponge aggregations 4 Background document for Deep-sea sponge aggregations Executive Summary This background document on deep-sea sponge aggregations has been developed by OSPAR following the inclusion of this habitat on the OSPAR List of threatened and/or declining species and habitats (OSPAR agreement ).File Size: 1MB.

vehicles to map and explore the deep sea as never before. Where scientific studies have been carried out, the scale and significance of deep-water sponge grounds have been unexpectedly high.

Deep-water sponge grounds often occur as distinct bands where local. Beazley L, Kenchington E, Yashayaev I, Murillo FJ. Drivers of epibenthic megafaunal composition in the sponge grounds of the Sackville Spur, northwest Atlantic.

Deep-Sea Res I. ; – doi: / Blacker RW. Benthic animals as indicators of hydrographic conditions and climatic change in Svalbard waters. Deep-sea sponge grounds have been identified as complex, highly diverse and fragile habitats that encompass ecologically and biologically important functions, and with a huge biotechnological potential that can benefit society.

Deep-sea sponge grounds as nutrient sinks: denitrification is common in boreo-Arctic sponges Article (PDF Available) in Biogeosciences 17(5) March with 56 Reads How we measure.

Deep-sea sponge grounds have thus been shown to be associated with higher mega-fauna diversity and abundance compared with non-sponge habi-tats (Beazley et al.,).

When considered as a substrate, sponges themselves support higher species richness, biomass, and diversity than other hard substrates found in the deep sea such asAuthor: J Vad, J Vad, G Kazanidis, L A Henry, D O B Jones, A R Gates, J M Roberts, J M Roberts.


Deep-sea sponge grounds Seas. This report draws together scientific understanding of deep-water sponge grounds alongside the threats they face and ways in which they can be conserved. Beginning with a summary of research approaches, sponge biology and biodiversity, the report also gives up-to-date case studies of particular deep-water sponge.

Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic: an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation Project Colaboration SponGES is a research and innovation project funded under the H Blue Growth BG1 call aimed at “Improving the preservation and sustainable exploitation of Atlantic marine ecosystems”.

Deep-sea sponge grounds are present in many of the world’s ocean and are constituted by high densities of one or more sponge species (Maldonado et al., ). Sponge grounds provide a three-dimensional habitat known to support a great diversity of organisms, but also constitute a substrate that other organisms can colonize (Buhl-Mortensen et.

Sponges on the rocks: Exploring a new deep-sea sponge ground of the Azores (Portugal) Posted By: Paris Stefanoudis 0 Comment [from Deep-Sea Life Vol 12] Sponges on the rocks: Exploring a new deep-sea sponge ground of the Azores (Portugal) Marie F.

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Browse. DEEP-SEA SPONGES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA SILICEOUS SPONGES – CLASS DEMOSPONGIAE Demosponges, also known as siliceous sponges, represent the largest and most diverse class within Porifera, comprising 85%, more than 6of all sponge species.

known as sponge grounds, aggregations, gardens or reefs, particularly so in the deep -sea. The SponGES consortium, an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of research institutions, environmental non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, will focus on one of the most diverse, ecologically and biologically important and vulnerable marine ecosystems of the deep-sea - sponge grounds – that to date have received.

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There are a multitude of things going on in this book. Sea creatures are beaching themselves/5. Beazley, L.

I., Kenchington E. L., Murillo, F. J., and Sacau, M. Deep-sea sponge grounds enhance diversity and abundance of epibenthic megafauna in the Northwest Atlantic.

– ICES Journal of Marine Science, The influence of structure-forming deep-water sponge grounds on the composition, diversity, and abundance of the local epibenthic megafaunal community of the Flemish.

In this study we used a data set obtained from recording the sponge catch in large research trawls, and to a lesser extent rock dredges and underwater video, to explore the utility of SDM-based mapping of deep-sea sponges and sponge grounds and produce distribution maps for the structure-forming sponge species Geodia barretti and Geodia.Deep-sea Sponge Grounds: Reservoirs of Biodiversity, UNEP–WCMC Biodiversity Series No.

32, UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK (), p. “Mobile fishing gear that contacts the seabed, particularly trawling, is the fishing apparatus that.Distribution patterns of deep-sea fish and benthic invertebrates from trawlable grounds of the Hatton Bank, north-east Atlantic: effects of deep-sea bottom trawling - Volume 92 Issue 7 - P.

Durán Muñoz, M. Sayago-Gil, T. Patrocinio, M. González-Porto, F. J. Murillo, M. Cited by: