In the Feb 10 issue, the spotlight is on our sponges!
"Did you know that a natural bath sponge used to be a living marine animal? It is the skeleton of a marine sponge, which gives the animal its shape.
Spongia ceylonensis, a sponge found in Singapore, has a striking resemblance to the natural bath sponge Spongia officinalis from the Mediterranean Sea."
Read more on NParks Buzz!
Thanks to Jeffery Low for the heads up.
- At the launch of the Guide to Sponges of Singapore on the wild shores of singapore blog.
- Lim Swee Cheng's 'Guide to Sponges of Singapore' on the wild shores of singapore blog.
- Fact sheets about Singapore sponges on the wildsingapore website.