In situ feeding and metabolism of glass sponges (Hexactinellida, Porifera) studied in a deep temperate fjord with a remotely operated submersible

@article{Yahel2007InSF,
  title={In situ feeding and metabolism of glass sponges (Hexactinellida, Porifera) studied in a deep temperate fjord with a remotely operated submersible},
  author={Gitai Yahel and Frank A. Whitney and Henry M. Reiswig and Dafne Eerkes-Medrano and Sally P. Leys},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={2007},
  volume={52}
}
Glass sponges are conspicuous inhabitants of benthic communities in the cool waters of the Antarctic and north Pacific continental shelf. We used an ROV outfitted with a new device for simultaneous sampling of water inhaled and exhaled by the sponges to provide the first data on the nutritional ecology and metabolism of two glass sponge species in their natural deep‐water habitat (120–160 m). Aphrocallistes vastus and Rhabdocalyptus dawsoni were found to be mostly bacteriovores, removing up to… 

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