Sequencing of Comb Jellies’ DNA Reveals that they Preceded Sponges

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Genome-sequencing data indicates that sponges were preceded by ctenophores, complex marine predators also called comb jellies.

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Carnivorous Deep Sea Sponge Discovered Off Coast of California

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has unveiled footage of a new species of carnivorous sea sponge. Chondrocladia lyra was discovered using deep-diving vessels by a team of researchers off the coast of California, at depths of 3,316 to 3,399 m.

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