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. Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis).

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. Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis).

Coral zoanthids – Photosynthetic Gorgs. They grow quite fast. Started from about 2" frags and now they are 6-7" with multiple branches

Coral zoanthids – Photosynthetic Gorgs. They grow quite fast. Started from about 2" frags and now they are 6-7" with multiple branches

Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe's Gallery: Contest: Lettuce Sea  Slug

Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe's Gallery: Contest: Lettuce Sea Slug

Tropische vissen in een zoutwater aquarium met prachtig koraal!

Tropische vissen in een zoutwater aquarium met prachtig koraal!

Coral / Red Sea, Egypt~This is when the Geek inside comes out~Mandelbrot's Fractal in 3D!

Coral / Red Sea, Egypt~This is when the Geek inside comes out~Mandelbrot's Fractal in 3D!

"I picked the picture because it looks like a stream of blood and reminds me of when the statue bit the guys finger."

"I picked the picture because it looks like a stream of blood and reminds me of when the statue bit the guys finger."

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia Photographic Print by Jason Edwards at Art.com

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia Photographic Print by Jason Edwards at Art.com

Acanthastrea coral <<< Incredible colours!! This is exactly why we have to find a way to prevent coral bleaching in the ocean!

Acanthastrea coral <<< Incredible colours!! This is exactly why we have to find a way to prevent coral bleaching in the ocean!

Grooved-Brain Coral  [Diploria labyrinthiformis] --- Brain coral is a common name given to corals in the family Faviidae so called due to their generally spheroid shape and grooved surface which resembles a brain. Each head of coral is formed by a colony of genetically -dentical polyps which secrete a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate; this makes them important coral reef builders like other stony corals.

Grooved-Brain Coral [Diploria labyrinthiformis] --- Brain coral is a common name given to corals in the family Faviidae so called due to their generally spheroid shape and grooved surface which resembles a brain. Each head of coral is formed by a colony of genetically -dentical polyps which secrete a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate; this makes them important coral reef builders like other stony corals.

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