Porifera (Sponges)

What is interesting about a sponge?

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Sponges are natural filters. They grow near and around coral reefs and help clean the ocean of plankton and algae. For hundreds of years, they have been prized for their natural absorbency and are harvested even today to be used as high-end bathing tools. Modern synthetic sponges mimic the structure of natural sponges simply because that structure makes them effective cleaning tools.

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poriferans. They are great and interesting creatures. They do not move and they are invertebrates (no spinal chord).


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maybe 1989? =============== The year TV writers ran out of anything interesting to write.


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a kitchen sponge sea spone purple sponge (sea sponge)


i see a sponge, do you see a sponge?


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Spikes in the sponge help protect the sponge.


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Of course it is NOT a sponge!!!!!!!


no a sponge can not adapt


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