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Extraordinary New Sponge Species Discovered

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A team of scientists led by Dr Lonny Lundsten of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in Moss Landing, California, has discovered an extraordinary new species of carnivorous sponge.

The new species is named the harp sponge, or Chondrocladia lyra, because its basic structure is shaped like a lyre or harp.

http://www.sci-news....ticle00703.html

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It's beautiful

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That is a very cool looking sponge. :tu:

Edited by BiffSplitkins

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It is beautiful! It's otherworldly.

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Looks alien!

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Beat that Square Pants! XD So beautiful. <3

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I'm so happy :D

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How little we know of the amazing diversity on our own planet.

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It's a nice discovery, but no man-eating tree...

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man-eating sponge ? I once saw a man eating fish .

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man-eating tree? haha that would be interesting

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man-eating rock ? haha that would be very interesting

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man-eating rock ? haha that would be very interesting

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Meat eating sponge? I was wondering where my ex ran off to. Oh look, there she is.

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I was really hoping to see a man cross legged on the ocean floor eating a sponge. ;)

My disappointment was replaced by amazement when I took a look at the killer-sponge. Now I can't stop imagining a Jaws like film...

Sponge its not safe to go back into the water

Edited by Junior Chubb

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lol the real spoungebobbit

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Looks like a Venus fly trap under water

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lol is not man eating... it can capture a man but a man can destroy it in a second lol.

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