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Human usage of mermaid's glove sponge (Isodictya palmata) on the Faroes
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History, Study of religions.
2007 (English)In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, ISSN 0025-3154, E-ISSN 1469-7769, Vol. 87, no 6, 1773-1775 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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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2007. Vol. 87, no 6, 1773-1775 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12798DOI: 10.1017/S0025315407060766ISI: 000252475100042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-12798DiVA: diva2:452693
Available from: 2011-10-31 Created: 2011-10-31 Last updated: 2011-10-31Bibliographically approved

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