The Curious Strength of a Sea Sponge's Glass Skeleton

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https://www.realclearscience.com/2021/01/12/the_curious_strength_of_a_sea_sponges_glass_skeleton_656158.html

Elena Renken, Quanta

In 1841, the English biologist Richard Owen marveled at the intricate skeleton of a new sea sponge species found near the Philippines. It resembled “a delicate cornucopia,” he wrote, one woven from “stiff, glistening, elastic threads, resembling the finest hairs of spun glass.”


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