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    • Sponges
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    • Porifera
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Recent observations

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What

Red Beard Sponge Clathria prolifera

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 26, 2015 11:40 AM PST

Description

Big hunk of it washed ashore after the recent king tides. About 18".

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What

Red Beard Sponge Clathria prolifera

Observer

acryptozoo

Date

January 19, 2015

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Observer

rosaer

Date

January 17, 2015

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

seakay

Date

February 19, 2012

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Observer

paul_norwood

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

Saltwater, shallow subtidal. Fouling on submerged rope.
Soft, organized in ~3 centimeter groups with a common excurrent siphon. Thank you for your help!

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

December 29, 2014 05:09 AM SAST

Description

A soft, lightweight, porous, stinky rock. Is this some kind of sponge?

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

A yellow finger shaped sponge, washed up on some mudflats.

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Observer

sarka

Date

December 30, 2014

Description

Sponges Growing on old oyster shells. This is shown during low tide.

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Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

December 13, 2014

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Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

December 13, 2014

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Date

December 9, 2014 03:50 PM CST

Place

aruba (Google, OSM)

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Observer

mcduck

Date

January 28, 2010

Description

Found in rocky intertidal. Keyed to Tetilla sp. B in Light's Manual.

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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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