The beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, is the wonderful creation of animator Stephen Hillenburg. What you may not know is that Hillenburg is a marine…View More The real-life cousins of SpongeBob
In my email several months ago Casey Burns, a field associate with the California Academy of Science, sent me a fantastic find. The photo is…View More Fossil Carnivorous Sponge?
Most sponges, inspiration for dish cleaners and mess absorbers, feed by filtering water through those many holes and channels. Their scientific name, Porifera, literally means…View More Flesh Eating Sponges?
Aquanautix is a PhD marine biologist interested in deep-sea exploration, science, education, and policy. For more posts like these see the new Aquanautix Blog, online…View More Guest Post: The Secret to Flexibility in a Glass Sponge
The deep-sea sponge Monorhaphis chuni (Hexactinellida) has the world’s largest known biosilica structure! A silicate spicule that can grow up to 3 meters long. That’s…View More Huge Silicate Sponge Spicules and the Evolution of Calcification
Post by Amanda “not a sponge” Kahn. Amanda Kahn is currently a masters student at well-known Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, considered to be one of…View More “Sleezy” sponge sexuality
Be careful there are 9 new species of carnivorous sponges. Luckily they are all deep sea so your chances of encountering one on any day…View More Man Eating Sponges