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Human usage of mermaid's glove sponge (Isodictya palmata) on the Faroes
Svanberg, I. (2007). Human usage of mermaid's glove sponge (Isodictya palmata) on the Faroes. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. Spec. Issue 87(6): 1773-1775. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407060766
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Svanberg, I.

Abstract
    There is very little documentation on the economic importance of locally available marine sponges (Porifera) in north-western Europe. From Iceland and the Faroe Islands there are records of naming and using the so-called mermaid's glove sponge (Isodictya palmata) especially for cleaning purposes. As late as in the 1940s, school children in the Faroe Islands gathered this sponge and used it to clean the slate.

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