Break a sponge in half, and two grow.  More than a colony, less vulnerable than a tissue-based creature.  Human societies could learn a lesson from the lowly sponge. Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis).

mad-as-a-marine-biologist: “ Yellow Tube Sponge Aplysina fistularis © moralcoral The few species of demosponge that have entirely soft fibrous skeletons with no hard elements have been used by humans.

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Sea Urchins More. maybe paper mache over balloons then painted

Ernst Haeckel 1974 Corals Art Print Collectable Vintage Book PLATE 9 and 10 Star Corals and Starfishes

spx: “magictransistor: “ Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur : Art Forms of Nature (Lithographic and Autotype prints), Published in sets of ten between 1899 and ” Good luck coming up with.

3D CORAL REEF | ASTA MASIULYTE                                                                                                                                                      More

This coral's various circular shapes creates an interesting visual image that can be incorporated into dresses, ruffles, and other design aesthetics.

Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe's Gallery: Contest: Lettuce Sea  Slug

Lettuce Sea Slug from Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe. Wouldn't this make a fabulous ruffled knit or crochet scarf?

Bubble Coral - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

ⒷⓊⒷⒷⓁⒺⓈ~sea anemones:-) This is a Bubble Coral:-) we have one in our Saltwater Tank-it has a Large Mouth in the center and Eats Frozen Silversides (fish) it is Amazing!

Awesome watercolor illustration. She's amazing! Her type illustrations are pretty cool. by Sasha Prood

Awesome watercolor illustration, love the fades within the corals. by Sasha Prood

Beauty in "Sea Glass". I want to wear just this one color forever...kidding-still gorgeous, though. WATERMAN

UNDER THE SEA Beauty in "Sea Glass". I want to wear just this one color forever.kidding-still gorgeous, though.

Christmas Tree Featherdusters 1363 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The one inch spiral gill plumes of Christmas Tree Featherduster worms extend from a coral formation in 40 feet of water, Grand Cayman. The third, brown gill structure belongs to a second individual living uncharacteristically close to the yellow worm.

Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments by Lisa Ericson

Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments by Lisa Ericson Except they're all freshwater fish.

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia Photographic Print by Jason Edwards at Art.com

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia…

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