J. Gafarot

J. Gafarot

Posted on 08/28/2018


Photo taken on August 24, 2018


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Sponge - Tróia

Sponge - Tróia 

Sponges are similar to other animals in that they are multicellular, heterotrophic, lack cell walls and produce sperm cells. Unlike other animals, they lack true tissues and organs, and have no body symmetry. The shapes of their bodies are adapted for maximal efficiency of water flow through the central cavity, where it deposits nutrients, and leaves through a hole called the osculum. Many sponges have internal skeletons of spongin and/or spicules of calcium carbonate or silicon dioxide. All sponges are sessile aquatic animals. Although there are freshwater species, the great majority are marine (salt water) species, ranging from tidal zones to depths exceeding 8,800 m (5.5 mi). While most of the approximately 5,000–10,000 known species feed on bacteria and other food particles in the water, some host photosynthesizing microorganisms as endosymbionts and these alliances often produce more food and oxygen than they consume. A few species of sponge that live in food-poor environments have become carnivores that prey mainly on small crustaceans.

kiiti, Tanja - Loughcrew, Trudy Tuinstra, Malik Raoulda and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


23 comments - The latest ones
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
An interesting find and a interesting text! Good Morning, Jose
7 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Ulrich John
Good morning John and thank you for the visit.
Through more than 60 years visits to this place (beach) it is my first encounter with such species.
They are similar to one Greek species and IMHO that means...waters are warmer.
7 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Well seen and captured.
Thanks for the info.
7 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Good morning Jaap,
Glad to know that following your steps, even in a small scale, it helps those interested.
Have a nice day.
7 weeks ago.
Xata, stargazing...
Xata, stargazing...
Excelente... a 85mm é sem dúvida a tua melhor focal!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Xata, stargazing...
É. Sem dúvida porém no domingo dei um bom trambolhão na pedra com ela e espero que não tenha sofrido grande coisa, o tempo o dirá… e tudo isso por uma vulgar
homenagem à rainha Carlota de Mecklemburgo-Strelitz, bolas !
7 weeks ago.
Xata, stargazing... has replied to J. Gafarot
...que se calhar nem merecia...
Tiraste fotos com ela depois? Saíram bem?
7 weeks ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Simple and elegant!
Un abrazo Jose!
7 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Diana Australis
Thank you Diana, you are too kind.
7 weeks ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Une information très intéressante sur les éponges, Jose !!!!!! ******************************
7 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Merci beaucoup Marie - Claire.
Ça me fait plaisir de savoir que tu trouves aussi ces animaux tout à fait uniques !
7 weeks ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Superb shot!

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7 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you William Sutherland and congratulations for your work.
7 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful information to go with this interesting and unusual shot, Jose.
6 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Ron Hanko
Thank you Ron.
6 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Excellent, good work
Have a nice evening
6 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you June on both accounts,
Have a wonderful day, now !
6 weeks ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Vu et admiré/Admired in
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NATURE et Biodiversité..!
6 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci Malik.
Bonne journée.
6 weeks ago.
MaggsMep
MaggsMep
Great shot and information José.
6 weeks ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
very special
6 weeks ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Like a rock...and the sand is as fine as it can be!!!
6 weeks ago.