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Ports are a key factor in the understanding and solving of most problems associated with marine invasive species across regional and global scales. Yet many regions with active ports remain understudied. The aim of this work was to (a) identify and quantify the marine fouling organisms in all Patagonian ports of Argentina classifying them as native, exotic(More)
Glacial retreat and subglacial bedrock erosion are consequences of rapid regional warming on the West Antarctic Peninsula. Sedimentation of fine-grained eroded particles can impact the physiology of filter-feeding benthic organisms. We investigated the effect of increasing concentrations of sediment on the oxygen consumption of suspension feeding species,(More)
Five new indole alkaloids, meridianins A-E (1-5), have been isolated from the tunicate Aplidium meridianum, which was collected at a depth of 100 m near the South Georgia Islands, and their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic techniques. Compounds 2-5 showed cytotoxicity toward murine tumor cell lines.
The Antarctic Peninsula (AP) is one of the three places on Earth that registered the most intense warming in the last 50 years, almost five times the global mean. This warming has strongly affected the cryosphere, causing the largest ice-shelf collapses ever observed and the retreat of 87% of glaciers. Ecosystem responses, although increasingly predicted,(More)
Despite the evolutionary-tree data suggesting that gene duplication leading to the divergence of the three branches which heart, liver and intestinal fatty acid-binding proteins belong to must have occurred before the vertebrate/invertebrate split, only the heart fatty acid-binding protein has been reported for invertebrates. In an attempt to shed light on(More)
The native solitary ascidian Corella eumyota Traustedt, 1882) is commonly found in the Southern Hemisphere in the cold-temperate waters of the Subantarctic and Antarctic regions. Its recent spread into the Northern Hemisphere throughout the NE Atlantic gave the species the status of invasive. Together with its widespread distribution, reports on its wide(More)
In Antarctica, ascidians are among the most conspicuous and abundant organisms in benthic ecosystems and many species present wide distribution patterns. Two similar forms of ascidians of the colonial genus Synoicum were sampled along the South Shetland Islands, one greenish-yellow with elongated colony stalks and the other yellow-orange with shorter stalks(More)
The first open-sea (non-coastal) Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Argentina was created in 2013 (and named “Namuncurá”), at Burdwood Bank, an undersea plateau located about 200 km south from Malvinas/Falkland Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean. This contribution represents the most recent and complete checklist of benthic organisms (mainly mega and macrofauna) that(More)
The ascidian fauna from the Southwestern Atlantic (Argentine Sea) have scarcely been studied and have rarely been sampled. The existing scanty ascidian records are from specimens collected by dredging many decades ago. During samplings in the San Matias Gulf (Río Negro, Patagonia), two new Distaplia species were found. Distaplia naufragii sp. nov. was(More)