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Sponge Mortality at Marathon and Long Key, Florida: Patterns of Species Response and Population Recovery
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It is concluded that sponge deaths resulting from relatively infrequent bloom conditions can chronically reduce sponge community biomass and have potentially long-term and widespread ecological consequences and spongecommunity biomass will recover more quickly than following bloom-related mortality events. Expand
New taxa and arrangements within the family Latrunculiidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida).
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Extensive new collections of latrunculid sponges from British Columbia, the Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska, have extended the distributions of known species and several new species of Latrunculia were discovered within these collections, including sympatric species Lat Runculia hamanni sp. Expand
Localised spawning omission in snapper, Chrysophrys auratus (Sparidae)
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This first record of spawning omission in C. auratus has important implications for fisheries management, as it may lead to overestimation of the spawning stock and increase the risk of broad-scale population depletion, through the targeted fishing of spawning aggregations. Expand
Balancing the odds: the relationship between growth and energy storage in juvenile snapper (Chrysophrys auratus:Sparidae)
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Biochemical concentrations were independent of fish size, indicating that the accumulation of sufficient energy reserves for winter is determined by the timing of settlement and subsequent feeding conditions, which is likely to affect interannual recruitment variability of this important species. Expand
Environmental influences on the larval recruitment dynamics of snapper, Chrysophrys auratus (Sparidae)
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In some locations, high water temperatures, large tides and on-shore winds are likely to increase recruitment success in C. auratus, and significant correlations between daily settler abundance and environmental variables varied among sites and between years. Expand
Composition of beachcast material containing green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) seed harvested for aquaculture in New Zealand
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The results provide valuable insight into possible ecological and environmental processes involved in spat arrival and will help with improving the management of this important wild mussel seed resource. Expand
Can larval snapper, Pagrus auratus, smell their new home?
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It is shown for the first time that the larvae of an important commercial and recreational marine temperate fish, Pagrus auratus, can use olfactory cues to orient to appropriate settlement habitat. Expand
A review of Ancorina, Stryphnus, and Ecionemia (Demospongiae, Astrophorida, Ancorinidae), with descriptions of new species from New Zealand waters
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The integrity of ancorinid genera Ancorina Schmidt, Ecionemia Bowerbank, and Stryphnus Sollas is reviewed, and 6 new species are described here; S. poculum sp. Expand
Variation in the growth of larval and juvenile snapper, Chrysophrys auratus (Sparidae)
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Using back-calculated growth trajectories derived from otolith increments, the modified Fry model was used to estimate the growth rate of larvae and early juveniles of the commercially important sparid, Chrysophrys auratus, at four sites around northern New Zealand, finding that fish with a short pelagic larval duration grew significantly faster during the larval period. Expand
A Novel Method for Determining the Nutritional Condition of Seed Green-Lipped Mussels, Perna canaliculus
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A novel assay has the potential for quickly assessing the nutritional quality of seed mussels, enabling the reduction of losses of seed in the mussel farming industry. Expand
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