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Aplysina fistularis  #sponge #reef #coral

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.

coral and natural shapes

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rhamphotheca: Purple tube sponge (Aplysina lacunosa) (read more: Wikipedia)

Purple tube sponge (Aplysina lacunosa) They are multicellular organisms which have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, consisting of jelly-like mesohyl.

Yellow-cabbage coral photo by Noam Kortler

Yellow cabbage coral reef - another one that could be cut and shaped from foam craft sheets. Add paint for texture.

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.