Sea sponges. They’re not exactly the cuddliest of creatures. They don’t have eyes, limbs, ears, a mouth or even a brain. They can’t move and some of them look a bit like Wotsits. Often branded ‘humble’ or ‘primitive’, most people think sea sponges are just funky plants that live in coral reefs and are used as trampolines by baby fish. But in actual fact, they’re the world’s simplest multicellular animals. And I’m here to tell you that they’re the coolest, too, for seven compelling reasons.
For many years, this question has been torture scientists, without being able to conclude if the sponge is an animal or a plant.
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