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The Annotated Budak: Middle reef by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Middle reef by @budak

The coralline rock, over which polyps once grew, now serves as a foothold for more primitive animals: sponges in the guise of thick chalices, awkward branches, hispid globes and layers of porous tissue that encrust the surface with a solid splash of primary colours. Within these glass chambers and siliceous channels dwell brittle stars, sea cucumbers and snapping shrimp that sip and sup from streams of water powered by inner walls of flagella, organelles in a state of perpetual flux and whose bearers offer a glimpse at how free-swimming cells might have traded their independence for collective benefits. Modern poriferans continue to thrive in marine and a few freshwater habitats, and hold their own in a fitness landscape of more advanced metazoans. Few predators, too, have the stomach for spicules, save sea turtles and pomacanthids. A good number of dorid nudibranchs also ...

Full article: http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2012/04/middle...

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