15th December

Porifera

Today’s collection is about sponges (or phylum Porifera), a highly fascinating aquatic animal that takes bearing the pores to a whole new level! Why do sponges need pores and for what? Since when do sponges exist, and what is their relation to coral reefs? Do they interact with climatic changes? How can they be classified and what insights do we get by studying them and their genetic makeup? To find answers to these and many more questions, explore our extensive collection on porifera covering everything from the classics to the most recent discursive controversies!  

 

Many thanks to Gert Wörheide (@gwoerhe)!

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