Break a sponge in half, and two grow.  More than a colony, less vulnerable than a tissue-based creature.  Human societies could learn a lesson from the lowly sponge. Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis).

mad-as-a-marine-biologist: “ Yellow Tube Sponge Aplysina fistularis © moralcoral The few species of demosponge that have entirely soft fibrous skeletons with no hard elements have been used by humans.

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia Photographic Print by Jason Edwards at Art.com

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia…

Christmas Tree Featherdusters 1363 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Christmas Tree Featherdusters Sabellidae (feather duster worms) are sedentary marine polychaete tube worms

Bubble Coral - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

ⒷⓊⒷⒷⓁⒺⓈ~sea anemones:-) This is a Bubble Coral:-) we have one in our Saltwater Tank-it has a Large Mouth in the center and Eats Frozen Silversides (fish) it is Amazing!

Beauty in "Sea Glass". I want to wear just this one color forever...kidding-still gorgeous, though. WATERMAN

UNDER THE SEA Beauty in "Sea Glass". I want to wear just this one color forever.kidding-still gorgeous, though.

Underwater World

Coral reef - This level of variety in the environment benefits many coral reef animals, which, for example, may feed in the sea grass and use the reefs for protection or breeding - Wiki

Red Coral Antique Art Print Reproduction #etsy

Best of Etsy: Antique Wall Art

Sea coral art print Vintage prints old prints Ocean Decor ocean life Natural History sea life art antique nature.

White art | Michael Kukla, American-Czech sculptor and fIne artist. "Michael Kukla creates organic surfaces by drilling and grinding out cellular-like structures in marble or plywood slabs." This organically designed sculpture looks like a macro of white coral. (More info: http://artists-studios.com/2011/08/michael-kukla/ and http://mkukla.com/sculpture/.)  #white #texture #art -  Michael Kukla

RE PINNED - White art by Michael Kukla. Michael Kukla creates organic surfaces by drilling and grinding out cellular-like structures in marble or plywood slabs. This organically designed sculpture looks like a macro of white coral.

http://lifelessordinary0.tumblr.com/post/110993767762

Art in Nature - pink oyster mushroom; organic texture surface pattern inspirations for design ~ More fungi to LOVE!

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