Soaking It Up, The Incredible Lives Of Marine Sponges

Sponges aren’t just good for cleaning the shower; they’re an important part of coral reef ecosystems. They act as a hotel for many other reef species, they filter huge volumes of seawater and they can break down the reef structure by burrowing through coral skeletons. This means that a change in the number or species of sponges in the ocean could have a major impact on entire reef ecosystems. Prof Nicole Webster will wring out her expertise on these strange creatures.

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