The link between the sea sponge loss and climate change

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Recent studies from ISME Communications reveal that the rise of sea temperatures are causing sea sponges to lose important microbes that lead to necrotic sponges.

Sea sponges play a crucial role in the coral reef ecosystem; they detoxify, collect bacteria and process chalcogens. Some species of sea sponges have even been wiped out in certain areas due to climate change impacting the sea temperatures, thus affecting certain species and climates of certain countries.

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