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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...
Freshwater Sponges Have Functional, Sealing Epithelia with High Transepithelial Resistance and Negative Transepithelial PotentialDownload
Epithelial tissue — the sealed and polarized layer of cells that regulates transport of ions and solutes between the environment and the internal milieu — is a defining characteristic of the Eumetazoa. Sponges, the most ancient metazoan phylum , , are generally believed to lack true...
Patterns of glass sponge (Porifera, Hexactinellida) distribution in coastal waters of British Columbia, CanadDownload
Glass sponges are enigmatic members of the deep-sea fauna that inhabit shallow waters in only a few locations world-wide. In order to understand what factors influence the distribution of glass sponges, patterns of distribution and abundance of reef and non-reef forming hexactinellids in fjords...