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October 17, 2013
Surviving in a Marine Desert: The Sponge Loop Retains Resources Within Coral Reefs

Dr. Ir. J.M. de Goeij. University of Amsterdam (UvA). Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics – Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology (IBED-AEE) Sponges retain the majority of energy and nutrients produced on coral reefs, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and transfer it to reef fauna as cellular debris through a rapid cell turnover. DOM transfer through th […]