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Haliclona permollis (Purple Encrusting Sponge)

I was really happy I touched this animal - at first I thought it a coralline algae but once I felt it was soft, I realized it was something very different. From a taxonomy point a view, this is an animal, but it's its' own branch like Chordata (things with spinal cords like mammals and birds) and arthropods (insects).


Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2006 at 9:53 AM
Exposure: 1/10 sec at f11.0
ISO: 100 asa
Lens: 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor at 105mm
(equivalent field of view of a 157.5mm lens on a 35mm camera)
Photographer: John Harvey
Region: North America, British Columbia, Canada
Scientific Name: species related to Haliclona permollis (Purple Encrusting Sponge)
Tag: intertidal
Larger image: 1999 x 1328
Raw image: 4288 x 2848

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