1st bioremediation experiment

The first in vitro bioremediation experiment was performed by the SPINAQUA team. During this procedure, two sponge species previously placed in IMBBC experimental aquaria, were supplied with three microalgae species. Their clearance capacity was measured by fluorescence microplate reader analysis.  

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Experimental sponge farming

The sponge cultivation structures were installed in proximity to the fish cages, at 5-10 m depth in the aquaculture site (Chania, Crete) by the SPINAQUA diving team (Thanos Dailianis, Julius Glampedakis, Emmanouela Vernadou). Sponge species for experimental farming were selected according to surveys already conducted about their abundance, biomass and…

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