Break a sponge in half, and two grow.  More than a colony, less vulnerable than a tissue-based creature.  Human societies could learn a lesson from the lowly sponge. Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis).

mad-as-a-marine-biologist: “ Yellow Tube Sponge Aplysina fistularis © moralcoral The few species of demosponge that have entirely soft fibrous skeletons with no hard elements have been used by humans.

3D CORAL REEF | ASTA MASIULYTE                                                                                                                                                      More

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This coral's various circular shapes creates an interesting visual image that can be incorporated into dresses, ruffles, and other design aesthetics.

This post is posted on Thursday 13 June 2013. Currently has 566 notes Tagged as: blue purple marine sea life reef

This post is posted on Thursday 13 June Currently has 566 notes Tagged as: blue purple marine sea life reef coral.

Bubble Coral - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

ⒷⓊⒷⒷⓁⒺⓈ~sea anemones:-) This is a Bubble Coral:-) we have one in our Saltwater Tank-it has a Large Mouth in the center and Eats Frozen Silversides (fish) it is Amazing!

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia Photographic Print by Jason Edwards at Art.com

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia…

Zoanthids

Zoanthids are an order of cnidarians commonly found in coral reefs, the deep sea and many other marine environments around the world.

Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe's Gallery: Contest: Lettuce Sea  Slug

Lettuce Sea Slug from Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe. Wouldn't this make a fabulous ruffled knit or crochet scarf?

Sponges and coral come from different phyla, which means they have completely different body plans. Additionally, sponges and...

Most species of coral live in the photic zone, which is the ocean layer that can still be penetrated by light from the sun.

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