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  • Portuguese
    • Esponjas
  • English
    • Sponges
  • Scientific Names
    • Porifera
  • Spanish
    • Esponjas y parientes

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Recent observations

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Observer

sebbas_g

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

November 20, 2014 03:47 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

November 20, 2014 03:36 PM PST

Description

Not sure if this is a sponge or a tunicate?

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Observer

sebbas_g

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crumb-of-bread sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis

Observer

ivanparr

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

constance

Date

November 7, 2014 06:45 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellow Tube Sponge Aplysina fistularis

Observer

quetzalqueen

Date

October 20, 2014 01:52 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 6, 2014 03:45 PM PST

Description

The pattern looks a bit like red brain coral. Found under cobble.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

November 5, 2014 02:32 PM PST

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Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

November 3, 2014 04:41 PM PST

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Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

November 3, 2014 04:41 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bread-crumb Sponge Halichondria panicea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 3, 2014 02:49 PM PST

Description

Or another yellow sponge? Growing on Ulva.

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Description from Wikipedia

Sponges are animals of the phylum Porifera (/pɒˈrɪfərə/; meaning "pore bearer"). They are multicellular organisms that have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, consisting of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells. Sponges have unspecialized cells that can transform into other types and which often migrate between the main cell layers and the mesohyl in the process. Sponges do not have nervous, digestive or circulatory systems. Instead, most...

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