Stove-pipe sponge

Stove-pipe sponge

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Caption: Stove-pipe sponge (Aplysina archeri) on a coral reef. Sponges are primitive animal whose bodies contain no muscle or nerve cells. They filter water through their bodies, extracting plankton for nutrition. The stove-pipe sponge can reach two metres in height. It is found on coral reefs at between two and 40 metres in depth. Photographed in the Bahamas, Caribbean Sea.

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