A Conversation for Sponges
Rt. Rev. Lesley Gentle Started conversation Nov 7, 2002
I went on holiday to Kalymnos a few years back. Sponges are sold just about everywhere, maybe not in funeral parlours of souvlaki stalls, but are extremely cheap there and available in a huge variety of different sizes and qualities. Well worth buying, mine has lasted me years and beats that supermarket-sold foam tat sold in the UK!
Dr Hell Posted Nov 7, 2002
From one of the listed sites (Zoolab - methinks):
"Because of commercial collection (for bath sponges), sponges have practically disappeared from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Wild populations were also wiped out by a sponge disease. There are efforts to establish sponge aquaculture, both to harvest and to help re-seed wild populations."
Maybe it's working already.
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