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A photograph of a sponge, green mounds with exhalent openings in their tops.  

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Chair: Dr Barry Kaye (BSc, PhD Wales)
36 Greaves Road
Lancashire. LA1 4UR

Tel: 01524 581431

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Founding chairman: Ron Crosby

Left: A green sponge, by Jim Andrews.

Sponges are simple animals, drawing water in through small pores in their walls, where any nutrients are filtered out, and exhaling the filtered water usually through a larger opening towards the apex. They may be discrete individuals, or have a more colonial encrusting form (as here). Species are difficult to identify in the field.

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