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    • 해면동물문
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    • Sponges
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    • Porifera
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    • Esponjas y parientes
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    • Esponjas
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Recent observations

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

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gwark

Date

May 9, 2012 10:54 AM AKDT

Description

Maybe Halichondria panicea?

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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nicoolejnik

Date

July 21, 2016 11:36 AM ART

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kestrel

Date

July 22, 2016 08:10 AM PDT

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What

smooth urn sponge Leucilla nuttingi

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kestrel

Date

July 22, 2016 07:54 AM PDT

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sarabarnes

Date

July 22, 2016 07:59 AM EDT

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

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stbobservations

Date

July 18, 2016 02:16 PM NZST

Description

Washed up after a stormy night

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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stbobservations

Date

July 18, 2016 02:14 PM NZST

Description

Washed up after a stormy night

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 21, 2016 04:39 PM NZST

Description

Looks mauve on the water. Under rock ledge hidden behind seaweed in the shallow subtidal zone.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 21, 2016 03:49 PM NZST

Description

Under a ledge well hidden from sun and uncovered as it was a low low tide.

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What

Orange Golfball Sponge Tethya burtoni

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

July 21, 2016 03:49 PM NZST

Description

Under a ledge well hidden from sun and uncovered as it was a low low tide.

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dakhlarovers

Date

July 17, 2012

Description

Sampled in the area of Tegnue (Chioggia). This is a peculiar area characterised by low and scattered hard bottoms emerging in the middle of a typically soft bottom system http://tegnue.chioggia.org/mappe-interattive/ Here, sponges are the dominant organisms. Visibility can be some meters down to zero, but the place is definitely worth visiting!

ID by Joana Xavier combining microscope and molecular work. Funding from European Commission, Project SPECIAL FP7-KBBE-2010-4-266033

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

July 20, 2016 04:10 PM NZST

Description

Probably not even a sea squirt but have to start somewhere :)
Low intertidal zone.

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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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