A sponge it seems
Is not an organism
That has much to offer
To scientific mechanism
But see what scientists
Are able to do
With poriferan species
In studies innovative and new
Exactly what can one do with sponges? Why are
they on this earth? Are they valuable to the field of scientific
study? Can they be used for purposes other than meets the eye?
What mysteries do they hold for us?
All over the world, across numerous countries
and seas, marine biologists and other scientists are seeking
the answers to such questions and many others. As technological
advances are achieved, more and more discoveries are unfolding.
Since sponges are such diverse organisms, so are the studies
associated with various species. Unlike the other pages on this
site, entire sections are needed to discuss different topics.
Even the information included in these pages is nowhere near
equal to the time that has been devoted to all the studies.