RSS Not all sponges filter feed. Some are carnivorous!

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    Asbestopluma hypogea is to sponges what the Venus Fly Trap is to plants. Unlike the vast majority of sponges that filter feed, this rare carnivorous poriferan captures small crustaceans using filaments covered with hook-like spicules ... like velcro! The recent discovery of this rare species in the Mediterranean has prompted conservation measures.

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