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  • Portuguese
    • Esponjas
  • English
    • Sponges
  • Scientific Names
    • Porifera
  • Spanish
    • Esponjas y parientes

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Recent observations

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

jnstuart

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

Photographed under microscope by high school biology class. From a water sample taken at pond in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

No idea what this is but am hoping someone here does.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

lupra

Date

March 22, 2011

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

suemcgaw

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

Kaikoura (Google, OSM)

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Observer

marine_p

Date

December 27, 2013

Description

Sponge Dendrilla rosea

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

meurkc

Date

July 12, 2014

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What

Sponges (Phylum Porifera) Phylum Porifera

Observer

jdenyer

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

Bright orange lumps about 3-4cm across on rocks at low tide. A sea anemone?

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Observer

dwilson

Date

March 26, 2014

Description

Found in stream on small rocks and on the freshwater mussel shell by Bruce while we were looking in the stream. I think they must be freshwater sponges. We took them out of the stream for a photo then put them back.

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

meurkc

Date

January 3, 2014

Description

rocky beach

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What

Sponge ? Phylum Porifera

Observer

debral

Date

December 3, 2013 01:33 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It was very squishy and lumpy . we saw the sponge at incoming tide in rock pools around Kaikoura.

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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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