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A Museum Victoria Field Guide

Lisa Goudie Mark Norman Julian Finn



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Museum of Victoria
01 March 2013
We might think of sponges as bathroom objects but the real living animals are far more interesting. They come in all shapes and sizes, occur in all oceans of the world, and have amazing lives. Sponges have lived in our oceans for 600 million years. Ancient forms even built reefs bigger than the Great Barrier Reef.

Today, sponges help clean our oceans, are experts are chemical warfare and can rebuild themselves after being torn apart. Some even live for 2000 years. There is still much to learn about the diversity and biology of sponges in southern Australian waters, with many species still waiting for formal scientific description.

This guide introduces naturalists, beachcombers, divers and others to sponge species commonly encountered in southern Australia.
By:   Lisa Goudie, Mark Norman, Julian Finn
Imprint:   Museum of Victoria
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm, 
ISBN:   9780980381399
ISBN 10:   0980381398
Publication Date:   01 March 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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