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Ascidians from Rocas Atoll, northeast Brazil
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The results indicate a high degree of endemism in the ascidian fauna from Rocas Atoll, where didemnids are presently the most important members.
The ascidian-associated shrimp Ascidonia miserabilis (Caridea: Palaemonidae): first record for Brazil and additional records for the Caribbean Sea
The western Atlantic pontoniine shrimp Ascidonia miserabilis is reported for the first time from Atol das Rocas, off Rio Grande do Norte, representing the first record of this species and the genus
Oil spill in South Atlantic (Brazil): Environmental and governmental disaster
Abstract In early September 2019, dense crude oil began to wash the beaches of Brazil's tropical coast. Four months after the first report, the oil has already been found along >3000 km of the
Shipwrecks help invasive coral to expand range in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The role of shipwrecks are discussed as a network of stepping stones for the sun coral spread, creating complementary paths for the invasiveness by overcoming physiological traits and the short lifespan of the coral larvae.
Retirement risks: Invasive coral on old oil platform on the Brazilian equatorial continental shelf.
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It is imperative that mindful risk analysis and rigorous environmental studies must precede the installation of new oil and gas platforms, and decommissioning of retired structures should take into consideration marine restoration and non-indigenous species dispersal, and more specifically, Tubastraea bioinvasion.
A large marine Caribbean mushroom field: description of Eudistoma amanitum sp. nov. (Ascidiacea: Polycitoridae).
Numerous colonies of Eudistoma amanitum sp. nov. have been collected in Caribbean waters. The colonies resemble the groups of mushrooms from the Amanita genus and there are different color morphs.
Alien hotspot: Benthic marine species introduced in the Brazilian semiarid coast.
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A baseline assessment of introduced marine species along the extensive Brazilian semiarid coast highlights that this region is a hotspot of bioinvasion in the tropical South Atlantic.