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About Sea Sponge - How is it Eco-Friendly and Sustainably Harvested?

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The Sea Sponge is a renewable natural resource. People unaware of the regenerative power of the sea sponge will sometimes argue that removal of sea sponges from the ocean floor disrupts the ecological environment and has a damaging effect on the area of harvest. The above argument is not based on fact or science rather it is a misconception. Natural Sea Sponges possess remarkable powers of regeneration, they have the ability to re-grow lost parts and pieces broken off by water currents, and have the ability to settle in another location and re-grow into a clone of the parent sponge. When sponges are harvested, those collecting the sponges are careful to ensure that the base of the sponge remains intact. The sponge then will re-grow back to its original form within 1-5 years. Studies show that areas harvested actually increase the population density of sponges. The Natural Bath & Body Shop is partnered with the Sierra Club and its mission to combat Red Tide and Coastal Pollution.