Photos from a marine wonderer
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Kidney sponge (Chondrosia reniformis) reproduction

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Here you can see how the sponge reproduces asexually: globules of the sponge dangle from the parent sponge till finally reaching another surface where the sponge will continue to grow, in essence cloning itself.