Super-rare giant sponge discovered in seahorse hotspot

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Super-rare giant sponge discovered in seahorse hotspot

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:19 am

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Neptune’s cup sponge. Credit: Marianne Teoh/FFI

By Tim Knight
June 26, 2018

A seahorse survey conducted by Fauna & Flora international (FFI) and its partners in Cambodia's first dedicated marine protected area has served up a spectacular surprise in the shape of a super-sized – and incredibly rare – sponge, the first official record for the country.

Resembling a giant wine goblet, Neptune's cup sponge has acquired almost legendary status among marine biologists, not least because it went missing for over a century.

The latest discovery at a second FFI project site – this time in Koh Rong Archipelago – is not only significant in its own right, but also suggests that the sponge's sandy bottom habitat and the marine life found there have the potential to thrive when protected from commercial trawling, which can have a devastating impact on the seabed.

Full article https://phys.org/news/2018-06-super-rar ... tspot.html
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Post by Duncan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:47 am

Dont tell the Chinese about it.
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Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Super-rare giant sponge discovered in seahorse hotspot

Post by Honey69 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm

Duncan wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:47 am
Dont tell the Chinese about it.
Too late. I told to my Chinese friends about this, about your racist message and about Violets racist thoughts.
We all had a good laugh.
Thank you.
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Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:16 pm

Honey69 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
... and about Violets racist thoughts.
Oh, the irony...
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Post by Honey69 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:17 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Honey69 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
... and about Violets racist thoughts.
Oh, the irony...
Sorry Sir, where?
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Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:21 pm

Honey69 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:17 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Honey69 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
... and about Violets racist thoughts.
Oh, the irony...
Sorry Sir, where?
There /\
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Post by Arget » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:55 pm

honey 69 is a bit biased//////////
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Post by Honey69 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:07 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Honey69 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:17 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Honey69 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
... and about Violets racist thoughts.
Oh, the irony...
Sorry Sir, where?
There /\
Sorry Sir, i still don't get where is the irony. What i have read your postings, i have a idea that you are a very nice smart guy and i am not looking any fight with you. Just would like to understand your point of view.

If you mean that i am not supporting some westerners complaining about Chinese people doing good things for Cambodia, then blame on me.
I wonder what those westerners has done for Cambodia? How much you (they) paid in taxation last year to Cambodia? How much money did you (they) bring from outside of Cambodia in to Cambodia and in to local economy?
How many people do you (they) employ and how much salary are you (they) paying to them each month?

These are just some questions i would like to know from people who are so eager to criticize about what China is doing.
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Post by Honey69 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 pm

Arget wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:55 pm
honey 69 is a bit biased//////////
Please sir, what makes you say this that i am biased?

I am not Chinese, i am from north Europe.
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