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    • 海綿動物門
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    • Sponges
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    • Porifera
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Recent observations

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What

Erect Finger-sponge Hyrtios erectus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 13, 2015 03:00 PM EET

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Pict0123

What

Large tube-sponge Haliclona fascigera

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 13, 2015 09:30 AM EET

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Square

What

Azure Vase Sponge Callyspongia plicifera

Observer

dianaugalde

Date

November 17, 2014

Description

Esponja arrecifal, con cangrejo hermitaño dentro.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

AKA aggregated vase sponge or western nipple sponge...? ID as per Lamb & Hanby, p. 65.

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Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

aunty

Date

August 22, 2015

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Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Date

August 11, 2015 08:09 PM EDT

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Observer

guidos

Date

August 10, 2015

Place

Gulen (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

parquenacional

Date

August 6, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

kueda

Date

July 29, 2015 04:07 PM PDT

Description

Imperfect pic, sadly, but I suspec this might be a freshwater sponge in the family Spongillidae... or some kind of eggs case, though it really does look spongy. Of course, not too much info out there on freshwater sponges of the Sierras, at least after a cursory initial search. There's this record of Spongilla lacustris from Lake Tahoe, though I suspect that's not quite the right species. The white things we observed were around and under fist-sized rocks in a slow-moving part of a mountain creek that was draining a small lake, around 8000 ft.

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

August 2, 2015

Description

in an overhang, intertidal

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Observer

blogie

Date

August 18, 2012 10:16 AM CST

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Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

blogie

Date

January 12, 2012 11:31 AM CST

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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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