Monterey Bay Aquarium

Some animals multiply by dividing

Though it helps to be fixed to a rock when a wave pounds you, you’re stuck when you need a mate. Some animals solve this problem by reproducing without partners; they simply make clones.

Aggregating anemones split—where there was one, now there are two. Sponges can bud off pieces of themselves to make little sponges.


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