SponGES

Campos extensos de esponjas Pheronema carpenteri têm sido descobertos pela equipa do LULA1000, a sul da ilha do Pico.

Estas comunidades serão estudadas durante uma série de mergulhos a serem efetuados em 2018, no âmbito do projeto europeu SponGES:

“Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic, an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation, an international research and innovation project.

SponGES is a research and innovation project funded under the H2020 Blue Growth BG1 call. Its overarching goal is to develop an integrated ecosystem-based approach to preserve and sustainably use deep-sea sponge ecosystems of the North Atlantic”.

http://www.deepseasponges.org