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Data from Kahn et al. (Trophic ecology of glass sponge reefs in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia)
Data from Kahn et al. (Trophic ecology of glass sponge reefs in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia)Download
Sponges link the microbial loop with benthic communities by feeding on bacteria. Glass sponge reefs on the continental shelf of western Canada have extremely high grazing rates, consuming seven times more particulate carbon than can be supplied by vertical flux alone. Unlike many sponges, the...
Distribution, biodiversity, and function of glass sponge reefs in the Hecate Strait, British Columbia, CanadaDownload
Reefs of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida) off western Canada were recently established as a marine protected area (MPA), however effective management and monitoring of this MPA is hindered by a lack of baseline data about reef distributions and biodiversity. MPA boundaries were...