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    • Esponjas y parientes
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    • Sponges
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    • Porifera

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Recent observations

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

Well, this qualifies as the strangest thing i have seen this month. I suppose it is some sort of marine sponge, since it is extremely spongy in nature. It is about ten cm in length, and has a remarkable purple tinge in its sizable cylindrical hollow. The conical nature is quite regular.

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wendy5

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

This Velvety Red Sponge is an encrusting sponge. Another example of the brilliant reds and oranges so often found in the intertidal zone.

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Observer

dpom

Date

April 17, 2014

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What

Yellow Sponge Spongia barbara

Observer

dmfeldmann08

Date

March 29, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

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kmarkello

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

none

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Date

March 28, 2014

Description

Aquatic Habitat - Small Pond Close to Bioblitz Reception

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Date

March 28, 2014

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chrissypio

Date

March 28, 2014 09:57 AM PDT

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rebeccafay

Date

March 28, 2014 03:46 PM PDT

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

March 28, 2014 04:29 PM PDT

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rebeccafay

Date

March 28, 2014 05:12 PM PDT

Description

not the same as the species Diaulula eats

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kestrel

Date

March 28, 2014 02:45 PM 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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