Yellow Boring Sponge
(Cliona celata)

image of a Yellow Boring Sponge

Image ID: 294-00

Other shots:  image of a Yellow Boring Sponge
Comments : These are neat sponges that bore into the substrate the live on. In the tropics, boring sponges can destroy reefs, but up here it isn't that common, since the reefs are rock rather than coral, and harder to bore into.
Common name : Yellow Boring Sponge
Scientific Name : Cliona celata
Location Found : Buttertart Reef, Canada
Actual Size : half an inch across
Camera Used : Canon D60 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :