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glass sponge

[′glas ‚spənj]
(invertebrate zoology)
A siliceous sponge belonging to the class Hyalospongiae.
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When a catastrophic ice shelf collapse in Antarctica opened up prime seafloor real estate, enterprising creatures called glass sponges showed up with unprecedented speed to stake their claim.
In this paper, the four species are referred to as basket sponges (Esperiopsis and Mycale), glass sponges (Rhabdocalyptus), and Geodia.
Aizenberg is comparing the glass sponge's structure with that of sponges living in other habitats.
In situ feeding and metabolism of glass sponges (Hexactinellida.
New species found in the area included fast-growing, gelatinous sea squirts and slow-growing animals called glass sponges.
The disappearing ice had invited newcomers into the area, such as fast-growing, gelatinous sea squirts and slow-growing animals called glass sponges.
(1974) state that glass sponges provide almost all of the vertical structure on the sea floor in the Ross Sea of Antarctica.
Their mission: to search for open-ocean specimens of reef-building glass sponges, a Lazarus taxon that had been discovered in protected waters off the coast of Canada in the 1990s.
In the glass sponges Oopsacas minuta and Rhabdocalyptus dawsoni, particles are thought to be trapped at the collar microvilli by a thin layer of the syncytial trabecular reticulum that surrounds the distal region of each collar (Perez, 1996; Wyeth, 1999).
The Japanese give glass sponges to newly wed couples as goodluck charms, because mating shrimps make their homes in them