Effects of handling on sponges of aquaculture potential from the Torres Strait, Australia (MTSRF Project 1.3.2)

A one-off study of the effects of handling on Coscinoderma mathewsi around Masig (Yorke) and Kodall (off Masig) Islands. Experimental work was carried out in 2009. Measurements of growth (cm) and survival were made to determine how handling might affect sponge growth and survival under aquaculture conditions.

To determine how handling under aquaculture condiditons might affect sponge growth and survival in Coscinoderma mathewsi.

One component of a project in the Torres Straits focusing on sponges with potential for aquaculture. Other metadata are available for: 1) Abundance of Coscinoderma 2) Recruitment of Coscinoderma 3) Larval behaviour of Coscinoderma 4) Spatial distribution of Dictyoceratid sponges across the central Torres Strait

Principal Investigator
Whalan, Stephen, Dr
Custodian
Evans-Illidge, Elizabeth A (Libby), Ms Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Point Of Contact
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) adc@aims.gov.au

Data collected from 01 Feb 2009 until 11 Jun 2009


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Tags: Biological Classification - Animals/Invertebrates - Sponges | Agriculture - Agricultural Aquatic Sciences - Aquaculture | Biosphere - Ecological Dynamics - Species/Population Interactions , Survival Rates | Coscinoderma mathewsi | Growth | Survival