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Sponges of the northeast Pacific
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Laboratory houses a moderately large collection of NE
Pacific Sponges. This material has been worked on by Bill
Austin and Bruce Ott. A list of 260 species from central
California to southern Alaska is recorded by Austin
(1985). Approximately 30 additional species have been
recorded since that time. Austin and Ott included a key
to 130 species known from British Columbia and Washington
State (Kozloff, 1987).
This sponge page is designed as a pictorial supplement to existing descriptions and keys. It will include some undescribed species but is not intended as a medium for formal species descriptions. Scanning Electron Micrographs were taken by Bill Austin at Simon Fraser University. Underwater photographs were largely taken by Neil McDaniel (McDaniel Photography, Vancouver).
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