ABSORBING SPONGES ON THE BAHAMAS REEFS…
It is a rather special and indeed specialist day today: it is #spongethursday, a component of the 11th World Sponge Conference (I’d add the logo, but it closely resembles a pink Covid symbol). Poriferaphiles everywhere should be celebrating these beautiful creatures today. Here are some gorgeous examples. Now you know why sponges deserve a day of their own.
Candelabra Songe (with brittle stars attached)
Spawning Brown Encrusting Sponge
All photos: Melinda Riger, Grand Bahama Scuba – with thanks as ever