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Could you have a picture, a post and twenty comments about a sponge.Very Happy

Posted at 7th Jan 2014 - 08:23PM   Posted by Fennie   Only on Purple Coo Comments: 10

Withy Brook's Avatar Do we have a very boring person amongst us? If not, perhaps you could elucidate, Fennie.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 7th Jan 2014 at 09:02PM

Faith's Avatar Fennie's talking about the Mystery Tuesday postSmile

Posted by: Faith on 7th Jan 2014 at 09:34PM

Camilla's Avatar Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Jan 2014 at 01:12AM

KitKatCot's Avatar Laughing

Posted by: KitKatCot on 8th Jan 2014 at 07:41AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Other than it's a sponge no one has got it right but Camilla's the closest with Sea Lemon... think other citrus fruits!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th Jan 2014 at 10:50AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Woohoo well done, Ivy has got it... it's a Sea Orange.
Also known as a Sulphur Sponge. Very Happy
It's very retracted in the photo as it was quite a shallow rock pool it was in, as the tide comes in it reaches up into a long tube and sucks the passing detritus into its "mouth".

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th Jan 2014 at 12:27PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar It's beautiful. The water on the west coast must be so clean.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 8th Jan 2014 at 12:52PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar That little guy was growing 20m from the leg of the Skye Bridge and about 5m from the main shipping channel for the minch! Very Happy
I've got some more nice rock pool pics from our holiday, the high tides that were causing all the problems meant there were very low ones inbetween so I got down to some rock pools that are only exposed for a couple of days a year.

I shall put them up when I've got them converted.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th Jan 2014 at 02:16PM

Fennie's Avatar Aren't sponges made up of colonies of small animals - a bit like coral?

Posted by: Fennie on 8th Jan 2014 at 02:41PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar He's a lonesome cowboy at the moment Fennie but it's not a very big pool so perhaps he won't multiply much.
I think they keep fairly small in our cold waters too, some of the photos I've found from warmer climes are like big long fingers.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 9th Jan 2014 at 10:35AM

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