what is in an name anyhow…

I had a moment of laughter at work today while going through the database.  I’m cataloguing a lot of material that was collected in the 1930s from the Bahamas, which is not so funny.  No, it was the particular locality in Nassau that had me cracking up at my desk.

Old Sponge Pier

Now, what would this mystical place look like?  I hate old sponges.  They usually smell mildewy and terrible and start to get slimy, and they certainly are not the solid stuff to build piers out of.  No, I think that old sponges likely make terrible piers, not that new sponges are much better for this purpose. I have no idea what this little cone snail was thinking of hanging out there (MCZ mollusk #189525).

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