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New Killer Sponges Found in the Deep Sea

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There are about 8,500 species of sponges, a type of simple, mostly stationary invertebrate, and the vast majority passively filter their food on the seafloor. But in the past two decades, scientists have found 7 species of carnivorous sponges that attack prey - and the new discoveries bump that number to 11.

http://newswatch.nat...rd-new-species/

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KILLER sponges? MEAT-EATING sponges? I don't know ...... that doesn't sound right to me :unsure2:

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Just another reason why sponges are awesome.

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What a horrid way to go, being slowly dissolved in sponge juices as tiny barbs pierce your flesh. That's downright sinister. Glad I'm not a fish.

Also, can't help but notice nearly every article about the sea has the sentence "It just goes to show how little we really know about the worlds oceans!" or something to that effect. I think we get it by now, we know nothing, lol.

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I was thinking the same thing.

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Another good reason to stay out of the ocean.

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I was thinking the same thing.

Patrick had better watch his.....well, whatever he has.

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That one person with the gross avatar has a point, what's up with the misleading title ahaha

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