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Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

lichenlady

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

These holes in a piece of clam shell are left by the Sulphur or Red Boring Sponge.
"Souvenirs from a beach visit on the coast of NJ."

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wendy5

Date

March 4, 2015

Description

Here's a Neoesperiopsis rigida or Orange Finger Sponge, found growing on a thin line hanging off the dock at the marina. It was about 2" tall at the longest place. Apparently some fish lay their eggs inside these sponges.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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vilseskog

Date

January 15, 2010 01:51 PM EST

Description

Sandy Hook, New Jersey shore in January - some kind of sponge, maybe Halichondria.

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wendy5

Date

February 23, 2015

Description

This Ophlitaspongia pennata or Velvety Red Sponge was encrusted on the underside of a boulder, visible at low tide. When I examined the photo later, it looks like there may be at least two Red Sponge Nudibranchs living on it.

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Haliclona permollis Haliclona cinerea

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 23, 2015

Description

Here's a beautiful example of Haliclona cinera or Purple Intertidal Sponge, growing on two rocks with barnacles of different sizes.

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wendy5

Date

February 23, 2015

Description

Here's a 6" square (more or less) patch of Halichondria panicea, called Yellow-green Encrusting Sponge, noticed on a boulder at low tide.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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chamaeleo

Date

February 21, 2015 02:45 AM IST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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lara-gypsea

Date

January 27, 2015 08:39 AM AEST

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Orange Puffball Sponge Tethya citrina

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raulagrait

Date

February 19, 2015 03:07 PM PST

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Yellow sponge Spongia barbara

Observer

upandadam

Date

February 18, 2015 03:37 PM PST

Description

Found at low tide in a sea cave.

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Sponges (Porifera) Phylum Porifera

Observer

chiriria

Date

February 20, 2015 03:54 PM PST

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Bread-crumb Sponge (Halichondria panicea) Halichondria panicea

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chiriria

Date

February 18, 2015 03:04 PM PST

Place

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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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