Sponges

Marine jellies, not sponges, were first animals to evolve on Earth: Study

Marine jellies, not sponges, were first animals to evolve on Earth: Study

Researchers, including those from Vanderbilt University in the US, devised a new approach designed specifically to settle contentious phylogenetic tree-of-life issues.

Apr 11, 2017, 14:16 PM IST

Skeleton building in sponges mimics human constructions

 Sponges build their skeletons in a way that resembles the construction of human-made buildings - but without the architectural plans, a new study has found.

Sep 19, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

Sponges may have paved the way for all life on Earth

Researchers have suggested that the sponge, just by its very existence, may have paved the way for the complex life forms` evolution, including our own species.

Mar 10, 2014, 13:14 PM IST

New species of coral, sponges found near Hawaii

New and dramatic species of coral and sponges have been found in the Pacific during deep sea dives near the N-W Hawaiian Islands, scientists said Monday.

Dec 15, 2009, 14:28 PM IST