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).

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.

Tall fan coral by Meredith Woolnough, Embroidery thread, pins, glass beads on paper.

Tall fan coral by Meredith Woolnough, Embroidery thread, pins, glass beads on paper.

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

Items similar to 3 Marine Biology Book Plate Reprints of Ernst Haeckel drawings from "Kunstformen der Natur".

Oh my. Beautiful and sad all in one glance. This is a glazed stoneware and porcelain installation by American artist/ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, titled “Our Changing Seas III”. Here are her eloq

courtney mattison (The Jealous Curator)

Beautiful and sad all in one glance. This is a glazed stoneware and porcelain installation by American artist/ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, titled “Our Changing Seas III”. Here are her eloq

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…

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!

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.

Red Coral Antique Art Print Reproduction #etsy

Best of Etsy: Antique Wall Art

Sea coral art print Vintage prints old prints Ocean Decor ocean life Natural History sea life art antique nature.

Sponges and coral come from different phyla, which means they have completely different body plans. Additionally, sponges and...

Most species of coral live in the photic zone, which is the ocean layer that can still be penetrated by light from the sun.

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.

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Art in Nature - pink oyster mushroom; organic texture surface pattern inspirations for design ~ More fungi to LOVE!

White art | Michael Kukla, American-Czech sculptor and fIne artist. "Michael Kukla creates organic surfaces by drilling and grinding out cellular-like structures in marble or plywood slabs." This organically designed sculpture looks like a macro of white coral. (More info: http://artists-studios.com/2011/08/michael-kukla/ and http://mkukla.com/sculpture/.)  #white #texture #art -  Michael Kukla

RE PINNED - White art by Michael Kukla. Michael Kukla creates organic surfaces by drilling and grinding out cellular-like structures in marble or plywood slabs. This organically designed sculpture looks like a macro of white coral.

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