How Does a Sponge Get Oxygen and Food?


Special cells called choanocytes, each with a collar which takes the food or little whip. The whip catches the food as it sways with the water and then, archaeocytes takes it to other sponge cells. After this, water is pulled into the spongocoel and out of the osculum. Oxygen is obtained from flowing water in the pores of a sponge and is absorbed right into the cells. The sponge can extract oxygen and food for all of its cells to stay alive and carry out other processes such as making new sponges and repairing cells.
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