Glass sponge

Glass sponge

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Credit: KEN M. HIGHFILL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Glass sponge (Euplectella) skeleton, formed by silica spicules that unite into complex geometric structures.

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Keywords: animal, animals, aquatic life, euplectella, geometric structure, geometric structures, glass sponge, glass sponges, hexactinellida, hyalospongiae, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine, nature, ocean life, porifera, poriferan, sea life, silica, silica spicule, silica spicules, skeleton, skeletons, spicule, spicules, sponge, sponges, structure, structures, underwater, wildlife, zoology

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