[Coral-List] New review on food limitation of Caribbean sponges

Pawlik, Joseph pawlikj at uncw.edu
Tue Jan 20 10:27:31 EST 2015


My colleagues and I have just published a review that addresses a confluence of recent and interesting controversies about sponge nutrition (YES, sponges can be both interesting and controversial!  Who would have thought it!!).  These issues include bottom-up control of Caribbean sponge communities, the "sponge-loop," and the importance of dissolved organic material in sponge nutrition.

Pawlik, J.R., McMurray, S.E., Erwin, P. and Zea, S. 2014.<http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m519p265.pdf>  A review of evidence for food-limitation of sponges on Caribbean reefs.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 519: 265-283.

The paper is open-access - click on the web link above, or use this link:


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UNCW Center for Marine Science
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