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L’Arctique ancien


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Nunavutospongia irregulara

A fossilized sponge called Nunavutospongia irregulara.

One particular animal that lived in the tropical waters of the Arctic millions of years ago is a species of sponge called Nunavutospongia irregulara (its scientific name). Not to be confused with the common household item found in your sink, sponges are simple animals with a hard outer body that contain numerous pores used for filtering water.

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