什么是世界'最大的桶海绵?

屏幕截图2014-05-08在10.51.20 AM这可能是这2.5米(8.2英尺)直径巨头,是20世纪90年代初期为加勒比海潜水员潜水员的旅游景点。不幸的是,潜水员频繁触摸可能导致导致海绵组织感染的病变(作为照片中箭头指向的暗点)。到1997年中旬,只有一大块外边缘海绵仍然存在。该地区的其他桶形海绵不受影响,表明它确实是通过导致海绵的潜水员的触摸’s demise。通过研究我的学生Shane Stone和我自己,这款标本是迄今为止最大的被记录的标本。

Nagelkerken,I. 2000桶海绵鞠躬。 珊瑚礁遇到 28 ,14-15。

M.博士 ( 1801篇帖子 )

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://jiaxiangsuji.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.