Artemisina Vosmaer, 1885 is a poecilosclerid microcionoid sponge genus with 20 valid species, seven of which have been recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. The present study describes Artemisina sponge grounds in Iberia Peninsula. A. transiens is a sponge described in 1890 by Topsent in Galicia (Spain); A. hispanica was also collected in the north of … Read more
The submarine areas associated to the Jaizkibel mountain show a high diversity of habitats and species. With the aim of contributing to this knowledge, the OCEANA association carried out several immersions from 2008 to 2010. In this work we detail the results of such immersions. Overall, we identified more than 300 species (all of which … Read more
Since the beginning of June, Oceana’s research catamaran, the Ranger, has been carrying out a research campaign off the coast of Galicia, Spain, with the support of the Spanish Fundación Biodiversidad. This expedition aims to document vulnerable and valuable sea floors and propose they be included in the protected area network of the North Atlantic. … Read more
We found this little guy in Galicia, Spain during our 2008 at-sea Oceana Ranger expedition. Here’s a fun fact about seahorses: the males are the ones who get pregnant and seahorse babies are born inside the male pouch. But here are some not so fun facts about seahorses, which are fished for use in traditional … Read more
In July 2008, Oceana Europe organized a cruise in Galicia and Cantabrian waters with the aim of to investigate about ecological significant areas to the amplification on marine protected spaces network.
After being under way all night without any problems, we reached Gijón. To finish off the campaign, the objective for the day was to take some samples of mushroom sponges, a species we have recorded along the Galician and Asturian coasts. We have not been able to identify it because it is probably a new … Read more