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Elephants Ear Sponge

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This grey sponge is common in areas where there is clean water with lots of movement, such as headlands and rocky areas on the west coast. The lobed shape of the sponge can, with a little imagination, sometimes resemble the ear of an elephant, hence its name.

elephant ear.jpgElephants Ear Sponge    (Photo: Paul Tyler)

The large grey lump is an elephant’s ear spomge. The sponge exhales through the row of holes along the top

by Paul Tyler

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