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dc.contributor.author James J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-21T10:30:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-21T10:30:18Z
dc.date.issued 2004-07-27 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-004-1429-0 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bell , J J 2004 , ' Evidence for morphology induced sediment settlement prevention on the tubular sponge Haliclona urceolus ' Marine Biology , vol 146 , no. 1 , pp. 29-38 . , 10.1007/s00227-004-1429-0 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123493 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3269 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3269
dc.description.abstract Several mechanisms are known to assist the survival of sponges in highly sedimented environments. This study considers the potential of sponge morphology and the positioning of exhalant water jets (through the osculum) in the adaptation of Haliclona urceolus to highly sedimented habitats. This sponge is cylindrical with an apical osculum, which is common in sedimented subtidal habitats at Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve, Cork, Ireland. Fifteen sponges were collected, preserved (killed with the structure and morphology maintained) and then replaced in a high sediment environment next to a living specimen (at 24 m). After 5 days, the sediment settled on both living and preserved sponges was collected and dried. No sediment was collected from living sponges, while preserved specimens had considerable amounts of settled sediment on their surfaces. The amount of sediment collected on these preserved specimens was significantly linearly correlated with sponge dry weight, maximum diameter and oscula width (R2>0.70, P en_US
dc.format.extent 10 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Biology en_US
dc.title Evidence for morphology induced sediment settlement prevention on the tubular sponge Haliclona urceolus en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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