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    • Sponges
    • Sponge
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    • Porifera
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Scattered Pore Rope Sponge Aplysina fulva

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lovelyclemmy

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April 18, 2016 01:30 PM GYT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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sidesplotch

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May 22, 2016 05:57 AM PDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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squidlyfe

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May 22, 2016 05:30 AM PDT

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Kidney Sponge Chondrosia reniformis

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dakhlarovers

Date

November 9, 2012

Description

At the end of the 80's, the municipality of Alassio decided to protect its Posidonia oceanica meadow bordering it with a submerged artificial reef. The reef, at depths between 40 and 18 m, is made of large concrete blocks arranged to form pyramids (4+1).

The blocks have been colonised by a varied marine life - there is very little hard bottom available all around the area. It is a nice place for anybody interested in unusual encounters and sea critters.

Said this, here you have a Dromia using a sponge (Chondrosia reniformis) for camouflage. The crab is well known for its tailoring abilities and selects, trims and "wears" many sponges species :-)

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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sidesplotch

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May 22, 2016 04:03 AM PDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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maractwin

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May 5, 2016 12:05 PM ADT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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May 22, 2016 05:23 AM PDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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lizardian

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May 21, 2016 08:12 AM PDT

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Ophilitaspongia? Axocielita? Many red sponge nudis in the vicinity...

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larsenkj

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May 21, 2016

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Calcareous Sponges Class Calcarea

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kelcietaylor1

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April 8, 2016

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A picture of coral that was taken at Gomez Rocks.

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hhealyh

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May 21, 2016 03:51 PM EDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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marissa6

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May 21, 2016 08:01 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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