The Life of a Sponge in a Sandy Lagoon.

@article{Ilan1995TheLO,
  title={The Life of a Sponge in a Sandy Lagoon.},
  author={M Kroo Ilan and Avigdor Abelson},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={1995},
  volume={189 3},
  pages={
          363-369
        }
}
Infaunal soft-bottom invertebrates benefit from the presence of sediment, but sedimentation is potentially harmful for hard-bottom dwellers. Most sponges live on hard bottom, but on coral reefs in the Red Sea, the species Biemna ehrenbergi (Keller, 1889) is found exclusively in soft-bottom lagoons, usually in the shallowest part. This location is a sink environment, which increases the deposition of particulate organic matter. Most of the sponge body is covered by sediment, but the chimney-like… CONTINUE READING

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