• Academic publication

Responses of a common New Zealand coastal sponge to elevated suspended sediments: Indications of resilience

Cummings VJ, Beaumont J, Mobilia V, Bell JJ, Tracey D, Clark MR and Barr N (2020)
Marine Environmental Research 155: 104886

  • Investigated New Zealand cushion sponge tolerance to elevated suspended sediments
  • Sponge survival was high, and respiration rates were not affected
  • Apical fistules developed, potentially due to external/internal sediment accumulation
  • Resilience likely influenced by sediment exposure in their dynamic coastal habitat
Marine; Crella incrustans; physiology; temperate; demospongiae; porifera