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Sponges are diverse animals that pioneered filter feeding

  • COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT

    A sponge stands tall on a reef off Palau.

While sorting photos from my recent trips to the western Pacific, I enlarged several shots of sponges to look down their throats. Except they don’t have throats. Or mouths, stomachs, gills, hearts or any other body parts one might call organs. But sponges do have holes in their bodies, and it looked like something was inside the big ones. And there is. Canals. Read more

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