​​            The mission of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is to facilitate the development of safe and productive scientific divers through education, research, advocacy, and the                   advancement of standards for scientific diving practices, certifications, and operations

​             Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research                    projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native                  Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum.

​​​​             The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and                  inspire the public

​         The Caribbean Coral Reef Institute (CCRI) is a cooperative program between the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The                   Institute sponsor's scientific research and monitoring programs that address short and long-term management-driven priorities for the understanding and managing of the coral reef ecosystem               of the US Caribbean.

              The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by Congress in 1977. We monitor and report earthquakes, assess                   earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquake.

              This guide to Caribbean sponges represents a collaborative effort of researchers.  The guide now features over 200 species morphs from throughout the Caribbean.  This photographic                             guide includes over 1,700 images of sponges from coral reefs, mangroves, and shallow lagoons.

              Dr. Nikolaos Schizas is an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM), Marine Science Department. He has a broad interest in the ecological and evolutionary                       mechanisms that are responsible for the observed level of genetic variation within and among marine species.  His research approach combines empirical and computational tools to address                     questions at the population and species level.

​              Hawaii's Fishes, Hawaii's Sea Creatures, and Hanauma Bay a Marine Life Guide. Books by John Hoover

              Scientific research projects involving marine sponges from various parts of the world. [Jaaziel E. Garcia-Hernandez]

              Deep Coral Ecosystem Studies (Deep-CRES) consists of a multi-disciplinary team to study the biology and ecology of mesophotic reefs off La Parguera, PR. Research is driven by three                             objectives: (1) Characterization of the mesophotic coral ecosystem; (2) Connectivity between shallow and mesophotic environments; and (3) Vulnerability to anthropogenic stressors.

              NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing                           environment around them.

              The University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program is an educational program dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources in Puerto Rico, the US                    Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean region.

               Includes in situ color photographs documenting both typical growth forms and variations, and photographs and drawings of microscopic features necessary for accurate final identification.

​​              The "Sponges of the British Isles" has evolved from several years project work by members of the Marine Conservation Society. It had often been the shared experience among sublittoral                         ecologists, especially in the South of England, that whilst sponges are very important in sublittoral communities no readily available text illustrated living animals.

              The Albanian Center for Marine Research is a leader in nautical archaeology, coastal ecology, and marine geology in the Balkans. Our laboratory is the nearly 500 km of dynamic and                               stunning Albanian coastline situated between Montenegro and Greece. We bring together a broad scope of marine science disciplines to document our ecosystems and conduct research                            througout the region.

              The mission of the Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program is discovering, documenting, and protecting the cultural material, marine ecology, and submerged geology along the the coastlines                         of Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania. This is performed through systematic coastal survey, select diver investigation, and by conducting teaching/researching field schools.


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Marine S​ponges from Hawaii: Big Island

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