Meet the carnivorous sponge that traps its prey and grows sperm on every branch

The recently discovered harp sponge, Chondrocladia lyra, make not look like something you'd bring into the bathtub, but what it lacks in sponginess it more than makes up for in predatory behavior. The harp sponge uses those narrow spines to snare small fish and crustaceans, which it then digests whole. »11/11/12 3:00pm11/11/12 3:00pm