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Sponges Porifera By: Shayna Dicker, Hannah Duminske, John Mark Miller, and Isaac Bianco.

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1 Sponges Porifera By: Shayna Dicker, Hannah Duminske, John Mark Miller, and Isaac Bianco

2 Most live in salt water Some live in fresh water rivers, lakes, and streams Where do they live?

3 Babies swim through the water with flagella Some adults get moved by being washed away by waves Adults never move; they are sessile How do they move?

4 Has many body openings called pores & one central cavity Number & Names of body openings

5 Asymmetrical Type of symmetry

6 Saltwater sponges - red, orange, yellow, or blue Freshwater sponges - dull brown or green Body

7 Extract food from water, pulled through its pores Diet consists of bacteria, protists, algae, and other materials How and what they eat?

8 Extract oxygen from the water through pores How they get oxygen

9 Release sperm into water Sperm floats until they are drawn into another sponge Will also use asexual reproduction (regeneration) Reproduction


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