WhyReef - Fun Facts
Lemon sponges are some of the oldest animal life forms on Earth! Some scientists think that sponges are over 700 million years ago! But that’s not the only cool thing about them. Many scientists study the chemicals in their bodies, because some of them have been found to help treat cancer and other diseases!
- Cloud, P. and Glaessner, M. The Ediacarian Period and Syste: Metazoa Inherit the Earth. Science, v. 217, p. 783-792. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/217/4562/783
- MIT News. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice, version (08/2009) http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/nature-sponges-0204.html
- Reef Education Network. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.reef.edu.au, version (08/2009) http://www.reef.edu.au/contents/fr_who.html
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