Sponge spicule, SEM

Sponge spicule, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sponge spicule. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the spicule from a sponge. Spicules are skeletal structures, made of either calcium carbonate or silica. They appear in some types of sponges, aquatic organisms which filter food from the water. Magnification: x300 when printed 10 cm wide.

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