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An unprecedented global survey of marine sponges – the most ancient multicellular lifeforms on Earth— has revealed they make a massive contribution to the total microbial diversity of the world’s oceans.

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A UNSW-led team of researchers studying dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.