Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Porifera Newsletter
T H E D A I LY S P O N G E
Addi tional I
The sromatoporaidea is deﬁnitely a
sponge but beyond that
classiﬁcation is debated.
M A R I N E S P g / w i G /E o r i f e r a
The sponge has either radial
ipedi a.o symmetry or asymmetrical
As you can see the above sponge is hollow as all sponges are.
Sponges are able to maintain their shape with mesohyl which Extinct sponges
is a protein used in connective tissues. This sponge is a marine -Archeocyathids
a da y in the li f e o f a s p o ng e Other Sponges
As a sponge you would get your In order to live you would have to -barrel sponge
nutrition from water ﬂowing through adapt to your surroundings. One thing -kitchen sponge
your pores. Some sponges are actually you would have to do is change the
carnivorous and feed oﬀ of small sea shape or your body to allow maximum Resources
creatures. This puts it in the category water ﬂow through.
of consumers in the food chain. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Sponges are used
by many in the Porifera#Basic_structure
Sponges get oxygen from diﬀusion shower although most of the sponges -http://www.mcwdn.org/Animals/
which is to put it simply getting the today are synthetic. Sponges.html
oxygen out of the water. -http://www.palaeos.com/Invertebrates/
Sponges are capable of regenerating Porifera/Stromatoporoidea.html
Most sponges are hermaphorodites certain parts of their body assuming -http://www.blackriverfossils.org/
which means they act as the male and that certain cells are still in tact. Invertebrate/archeocyathid/tabid/53/
the female. Others use budding in
Sponges are believed to be very helpful -http://open-site.org/Science/Animals/
order to reproduce. Porifera
to other marine animals. They can
Some sponges can move across the change nitrogen gas into a useful
ocean ﬂoor but, most remain in the hydrogen that helps other organisms
same place for their entire life. live.
Internally cells move the sponges food
from place to place.