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Sponges of the northeast Pacific
Calcarea | Hexactinellida | Demospongiae | References
Khoyatan Marine 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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