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Encruster Sponge

Observed: 27th March 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Encruster Sponge
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Description:

Annual emptying of Thanet's largest tidal pool (at low tide end would be 5m) Found in sublittoral, submerged probably most of the time here, when the sluice gates are shut. These sponges (I think) were common place here in what would be sublittoral areas. New to me.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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spicules...

....no spicules but had sand grains present. Suggesting even more likely to be dysidea.