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Spongolite

A sedimentary rock composed largely of siliceous sponge spicules. The spicules are silica needles that form the 'skeleton' of the sponges, allowing the otherwise formless sponges to maintain a constant shape. These sponges flourished in the warm Eocene seas. They formed vast monocultures in these seas, like forests on the seabeds.

Sources & Further reading

Mary E White, After the Greening, The Browning of Australia, Kangaroo Press, 1994

 
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