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This guide introduces naturalists, divers and biologists to sponge species commonly encountered in southern Australia – their identification, biology, defences and associations with other animals.

Sponges occur in all oceans of the world and have lived there for at least 600 million years. They help clean our seas, are experts at chemical warfare, and can even rebuild themselves after being torn apart. They come in all shapes and sizes and some can live as long as 2000 years.

Species descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs, line drawings and illustrations to aid recognition. Further references, a glossary and specialist techniques for laboratory identification are also included.

  • Published: 1st March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780980381399 (Paperback)
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0

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