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W. Pacific sponges now on SpongeMaps

30th April, 2013. A new paper reports 75 sponge OTUs from the Marquesas and Society Islands, French Polynesia, from 109 sites from the 6 and 8 islands within each archipelago. Presence/ absence of species was compared to other sites across the Western Pacific. All these OTUs can now be accessed on SpongeMaps. (Hall, KA et al. 2013. Affinities of sponges (Porifera) of the Marquesas and Society Islands, French Polynesia. Pacific Science 67(4): 493-511 (

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