Sea Sponge Controversy

Just Like No One Else

Noun Challenge: July 4, 2014

Today’s noun: Sponge

I figured I could either talk about kitchen sponges, or sea sponges. Which one sounds more interesting?

So here are some cool facts about sea sponges:

  • Sea sponges are classified as animals, not plants
  • Sea sponges have no brain or central nervous system
  • They tend to grab onto a solid location and remain there permanently
  • Sponges feed by filtering plankton and other tiny particles in the water
  • Sponges reproduce by catching sperm; fertilization takes place within the sponge
  • The larva settles on the ocean floor and produces baby sponges

Now that you know about sponge sex, let’s talk about the mini controversy surrounding these little guys.

Some of you may know that sea sponges are harvested for use as bath sponges and other science-y stuff. I don’t really want to get into all of that in an attempt to keep this post…

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I am 56 and live in Ravenna, OH USA. I am a writer . I am a father and grandfather. I have been a Christian since 1982. I am a musician and singer. I teach guitar (when I can get students). I am an avid reader and Bible student. Under the name Mike Mattice, I write Christian nonfiction. Also, I write web content for a web developer, articles and blogs on various topics.

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