SEA SPONGES WIDE SELECTION OF TYPES AND SIZES

    Sea Sponges



  • Sponge phylum: Porifera.



  • Sponges are the simplest many-celled animals. Their shapes vary from tiny cups, broad branches, or tall vases to encrustations and large, rounded masses. Sponges can range in color from bright hues in shallow waters to deeper water grays and browns. Changing growing conditions can sometimes cause problems identifying sponge types.



  • A sponge consists of cooperating community of cells. The cells each perform different functions. The cells surround a system of canals through which water is pumped. This provides the basis for the sponge's life functions. Water enters the canals through small pores that dot the surface of the sponge. It then passes into chambers lined with collar cells, each with a sticky funnel-shaped collar. From each collar extends a flagellum or hairlike structure whose beating creates a current. The combined action of all collar cells drives water through the canals and out of the sponge through a larger pore. The collar cells trap food particles brought in with the water and may digest or pass the food to other cells for digestion. The flow of water through the water also brings oxygen and removes carbon dioxide and other waste products. A simple sponge has one chamber and one osculum. Sponges more complex have many of each.



  • Most sponges have a skeleton that is a meshwork of tough protein or of microscopic hard splinters or a combination of both. Spicules are either limy or glasslike and appear in a variety of forms. Although too small to be helpful in field identification.



  • Sponges reproduce both asexually and sexually. Asexiual reproduction occurs when a sponge constricts off a tip of one of its branches (budding) or when parts are naturally broken off. These fragments regenerate into complete sponges. Many sponges have both male and female reproductive structures. Clouds of sperm are released into the water and are swept into another sponge; there they fertilize the eggs. The eggs then develop into swimming larvae; which are flushed from the parent's canals by currents. The larvae settles on a suitable surface and attaches itself; eventually turning into an infant sponge.



Bath Sponges

    Bath Sponge



  • Natural color of sponges can vary, depending on the exposure to light during their life time.


  • BS1-2

  • One Bath Sea Sponge 5 plus inches......$9.95


  • BS2-2


  • One Bath Sponge 6 plus inches......$11.95



Vase Sponges

    Vase Sponges



  • The Vase Sea Sponges are natural color and color can vary.


  • H2-2


  • One Vase Sponge 5 plus inches......$11

  • H3-2


  • One Vase Sea Sponge 6 plus inches......$14



  • H4-2


  • One Vase Sea Sponge 8 plus inches......$21



  • H5-2


  • One Vase Sea Sponge 10 plus inches......$25



  • H6-2


  • One Vase Sea Sponge 12 plus inches......$29



  • Glove Sponges

      Glove Sea Sponge



    • Glove Sponges are natural and color can vary.


    • GS1-2

    • One Glove Sponge 5 plus inches.....$6.00



    • GS2-2

    • One Glove Sponge 7 plus inches......$8.95


    Silk Facial Sponges

      Silk Facial Sea Sponges



    • Silk Facial Sponges are natural and color can vary.


    • H0-2


    • One Silk Facial Sponge 2 plus inches..... $1.15



    Natural Cup Sponges

      Natural Cup Sponge



    • These sponges are natural. This means shape and color may vary dependent on the surroundings they grew in.



    • The Cup sponges are shipped flat. You will need to soak the sponge in water. They will soften overnight. Place the sponge over a ball or other round object and let the sponge re dry to its original shape. This is actually very easy to do and it saves you on shipping.


    • X1-6


    • One Natural Cup Sponge 5 plus inches......OUT OF STOCK



    • Natural Tube Sponges

        Natural Tube Sponges



      • Tube Sponges have a tough, rubbery outer surface. Inside they can harbor tube worms clinging to its soft surface. They can have a sea life odor. These sponges are found on coral rocks, from just below low tide to more than 300 feet deep. The color can vary. Most tube sponges we offer are a little darker than our picture. These are natural meaning shape and color can vary.


      • Y1-6

      • One Natural Tube Sponge 5 plus inches......$4.25



      • Y2-6


      • One Natural Tube Sponge 7 plus inches......$6



      • Y3-6


      • One Natural Tube Sponge 10 plus inches......$7.50



      GS1-6  9/26/2013

        Natural Giant Tube Sponges



      • Tube Sponges have a tough, rubbery outer surface. Inside they can harbor tube worms clinging to its soft surface. They can have a sea life odor. These sponges are found on coral rocks, from just below low tide to more than 300 feet deep. The color can vary. Most tube sponges we offer are a little darker than our picture. These are natural meaning shape and color can vary.


      • GS1-6

      • One Natural Tube Sponge 15 + inch......OUT OF STOCK



      • Natural Finger Sponges

          Natural Finger Sea Sponges



        • These are natural so color and shape can vary.


        • HH2-2

        • One Natural Finger Sponge 10 plus inches......$12



        • HH3-2

        • One Natural Finger Sea Sponge 12 plus inches......$13



        • Sponge Type Mix all sizes

            Sponges Variety Mix



          • This is an assortment of the sponge types offered on this site. The larger sponges listed on our site can be purchased by sponge type. This listing offers sponges sold assorted. See the mix of sponges in our picture. Your sponge could be any of these.


          • SM1-2

          • One Sponge selected from the Variety Sponge Mix, sold assorted, 3 plus inches

          • ....... $2



        • SM2-2

        • One Sponge selected from the Variety Sponge Mix, sold assorted, 5 plus inches

        • .......OUT OF STOCK



      • SM3-2

      • One Sponge selected from the Variety Sponge Mix, sold assorted 7 plus inches

      • .......$3.19



      BV1-2   9/26/13

        Sea Cap Vase Sponge



      • Natural color of sponges can vary, depending on the exposure to light during their life time. Sea Cap Vase Sponges are very large with a deep cavity


      • BV1-2

      • One Sea Cap Vase Sponge 12 plus inches......$23


    • BV2-2


    • One Sea Cap Vase Sponge 9 plus inches......$19



    • BV3-2

    • One Sea Cap Vase Sponge 7 plus inches......$15


    BCS1-2

      Sea Coral Sponge



    • Natural color of sponges can vary, depending on the exposure to light during their life time.


    • CS1-2

    • One Sea Coral sponge 5 plus inches......OUT OF STOCK


  • CS2-2

  • One Sea Coral sponge 7 plus inches......OUT OF STOCK


  • CS3-2

  • One Sea Coral sponge 9 inches......OUT OF STOCK


    • Sea Coral Sponge from the Bahamas



    • Natural color of sponges can vary, depending on the exposure to light during their life time.


    • BCS1-2

    • One Bahama Sea Coral sponge 7 plus inches......OUT OF STOCK


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