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The life of the Venus' flower basket depends on being able to remain attached to the ocean floor. If it were to get torn from the bottom and washed away, it would be deader than chivalry in no time.
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Sponges are usually considered to be the oldest living animals, having evolved before all other groups.
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Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea.
Global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually.
A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.
In sharp contrast to the longstanding belief among scientists that advanced life on Earth was only able to evolve once atmospheric oxygen levels rose to near-modern levels, new research has discovered a small sea sponge which they claim proves that a high concentration is not needed in order for complex creatures to live and grow.
Gorgonocephalus eucnemis is a species of basket star in the class Ophiuroidea. It’s located in circumpolar marine environments within the Northern Hemisphere. The scientific name for the genus comes from the Greek, “gorgos” meaning “dreadful” and “cephalus” meaning “head”, and is in reference to the similarity between these basket stars and the Gorgon’s head from Greek mythology with its writhing serpents for hair. The specific name “eucnemis” is from the Greek...
Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber that can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. Its range includes the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. It does not have the tube feet, which are common to other species of sea cucumber, instead moving around by using a small grouping of pinnate feeding tentacles, which are always moving. It can also move by using the small, hook-like bones found along its body, attaching itself to the sea...
Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...
The Stovepipe Sponge (Aplysina archeri) is a species of tube sponge found mainly in the Atlantic Ocean, including the waters around the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and Bonaire. This species has long tube-like structures cylindrical in nature and many tubes are attached to one particular part of the organism. The tubes occur in varying colors including lavender, gray and brown. The Stovepipe Sponge is a filter feeder and eats food such as plankton or suspended detritus as it passes by...
Spongilla lacustris is a species of freshwater sponge from the Spongillidae family. It is only found mostly in clear freshwater lakes in North America, Europe and Asia. It is often found growing under rocks or logs, and can sometimes be found in slow-moving streams. This particular species is soft and fragile with whitish to greenish coloration. It has irregularly scattered and barely visible water exit holes. The surface is uneven and covered in rough spicules (spikes). This species...
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