FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Marine litter

  • Sponging up pollution

    21/03/2016
    - Good Practice Short Story
    Marine sponges are filter feeder organisms known to accumulate metallic trace elements and digest fecal bacteria from the marine environment. That’s why academic researchers from the LBCM (Université de Bretagne Sud) teamed up with shellfish farmers to explore the filtration capacities of marine sponges to improve sea-water quality in shellfish farming areas.