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    • Sponges
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    • Porifera
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

May 21, 2015 07:43 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

guidos

Date

May 17, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 10, 2015 03:30 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

guidos

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Description

Blue is an unusual color but here you find some with that color

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sarka

Date

May 9, 2015

Description

Unsure of this ID. See http://www.spongeguide.org/speciesinfo.php?species=24

could be Smenospongia instead?

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sarka

Date

May 5, 2015

Description

Red Sieve Encrusting Sponge?

In Approx 10' of water

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

lhiggins

Date

May 8, 2015 09:39 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

guidos

Date

May 5, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

kiloueka

Date

September 4, 2013 01:08 PM PDT

Description

Found when scraping off a dock in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, California.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

guidos

Date

May 3, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

guidos

Date

April 29, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Description

It reacts very sensitive and closes its oscula if it is approached closer them 50cm (with the Camera)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

red beard sponge Clathria prolifera

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

April 25, 2015 09:56 AM PDT
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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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