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.

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

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!

Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe's Gallery: Contest: Lettuce Sea  Slug

Lettuce Sea Slug from Underwater Photographer Stan Bysshe. Wouldn't this make a fabulous ruffled knit or crochet scarf?

Sculpture? Fabric? Yes and yes… but also… jewelry! What!? This is the delicate, whimsical, gorgeous work of Japanese-born, US-based artist Mariko Kusumoto.

Mariko Kusumoto, Japanese-born, US-based artist Brooches, bracelets, and necklaces that look like they were found in a mermaid’s jewelry box.

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.

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.

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.

3D CORAL REEF | ASTA MASIULYTE                                                                                                                                                      More

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This coral's various circular shapes creates an interesting visual image that can be incorporated into dresses, ruffles, and other design aesthetics.

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