David Elvin's scientific contributions

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Twelve species of sponges (Calcarea and Demospongiae) were found on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) that washed ashore in Oregon, Washington, and Hawai‘i. All taxa but one determined to species level are amphi-Pacific, with three having type localities in California (Leucosolenia eleanor Urban, 1906, Hymeniacidon sinapium de Laubenfels, 1930,...


... Like other sessile organisms, marine sponges (phylum Porifera), are also exposed to a great variety of natural and anthropogenic disturbances that can negatively affect their populations (Wulff, 2006;Cebrian et al., 2011;Tjensvoll et al., 2013;Di Camillo and Cerrano, 2015;Elvin et al., 2018;Gochfeld et al., 2020). Among factors associated with sponge mass mortalities are included: unusual temperatures (Laboy-Nieves et al., 2001;Ereskovsky et al., 2019), low levels of dissolved oxygen and salinity at the bottom-water interface, lower than normal surficial current speeds (Stachowitsch, 1984;Laboy-Nieves et al., 2001), diseases (Maldonado et al., 2010;Stevely et al., 2011;Cebrian et al., 2011;Di Camillo et al., 2013;Di Camillo and Cerrano, 2015), hurricanes (Fenner, 1991;Gochfeld et al., 2020;Grech et al., 2020) and tsunamis (Elvin et al., 2018). ...