By Amanda Kahn
Glass sponges are in the news! A lot lately… This is fine by me–the more we all know about these amazing deepwater animals, the better. Maybe one day I’ll have a conversation with a stranger that doesn’t involve me explaining that glass sponges are not the same as “sponges used for scrubbing wine glasses” (though there is such a thing).
by Cheryl Lyn Dybas
Published in Natural History magazine
Anyway, check out the article, which features a lot of the research done by the Leys Lab at the University of Alberta (with some of the work done at BMSC), including how they feed, what they eat, how and where reefs form, how humans may impact them, and why CPAWS-BC is pushing to have them considered for protection.