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Sponges: A Museum Victoria Field Guide to Marine Life

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Museum Victoria Field Guides to Marine Life

By: Lisa Goudie (Author), Mark Norman (Author), Julian Finn (Author)

135 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings

Museum of Victoria

Paperback | Mar 2013 | #202699 | ISBN-13: 9780980381399
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NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€23 approx

About this book

We might think of sponges as bathroom objects but the real living animals are far more interesting. They come in all shapes and sizes, occur in all oceans of the world, and have amazing lives. Sponges have lived in our oceans for 600 million years. Ancient forms even built reefs bigger than the Great Barrier Reef. Today, sponges help clean our oceans, are experts are chemical warfare and can rebuild themselves after being torn apart. Some even live for 2000 years. There is still much to learn about the diversity and biology of sponges in southern Australian waters, with many species still waiting for formal scientific description. Sponges: A Museum Victoria Field Guide introduces naturalists, beachcombers, divers and others to sponge species commonly encountered in southern Australia.


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