October 26, 2021

Science

The world of science and technology

Carnivorous Sponges — So That’s a Thing

1 min read

Carnivorous Sponges — So That's a Thing

There aren’t many creatures as safe and chill as the humble sea sponge, right? Well, not so fast! It turns out there’s a whole family of carnivorous sponges that trap and eat small animals using spines and migrating stomaches!

Special thanks to The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Check out their video about these sponges here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJeyOU4eSKw

Hosted by: Stefan Chin

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
———-
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
———-
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Eric Jensen, Matt Curls, Sam Buck, Christopher R Boucher, Avi Yashchin, Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, Piya Shedden, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters
———-
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
———-
Sources:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00441-019-03032-8
https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/181/1/1/3926497
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00371/full
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/11250009009355684
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJeyOU4eSKw