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Unidentified at Suppressed - 7 Jan 2017
Unidentified at Suppressed - 7 Jan 2017

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Unidentified 8 Jan 2017 libbyh

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not sure this is a sponge, it's some kind of encrusting algae? perhaps it should be in seaweeds?

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wrote:
   8 Jan 2017
I'm guessing it is an encrusting sponge but do not know what species
wrote:
   8 Jan 2017
I'm guessing it is an encrusting sponge but do not know what species
wrote:
   9 Jan 2017
I don't have any good ID books for sponges etc do you know of any?
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   9 Jan 2017
No I don't have any good ID books for sponges. However from what I have read it might take an expert to look at the sample under the microscope - the spicules evidently are needed to identify the species and maybe other things as well.

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  • 7 Jan 2017 Recorded on
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