Color Challenge Wednesday - Yellow Life in the Latticework

in colorchallenge •  19 days ago

Sponges like these have lived in the oceans for millions of years. Many species are thought to have first evolved more than 650 million years ago, and individual sponges can live for millennia. Their spicules, the lattice work you see, are made of hundreds of concentric layers of silica, gathered around a core. A cross-section can look a lot like concentric tree rings, but these layers don’t correspond to an exact time period in the same way that tree rings do. The makeup of those layers has a close relationship with the temperature of the surrounding seawater and will change accordingly.

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Sponges are an integral part of the oceans and planets ecosystem. Sponges are filter feeders and can filter up to one hundred times their body mass of water each day, This flow not only feeds the sponge but rids the water of impurities and other toxins.

Sponges can be found in one form or another in all the world's oceans and help sustain the healthy environments found within them.

Thanks for reading.

Scott

For more images and stories - http://www.scottstevensonphotography.ca/

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Always fun to learn new facts.
It’s not made at Walmart! Lol
Thanks for sharing

Kinda gives me the creeps lol. Thanks for sharing these facts with us is always good to learn something new

I would never say its a sponge..nice wok..looks trippy as hell..

very interesting and unusual