Long story short, I'm taking my Intro Biology class/lab right now. My current plan is grad school in a field of Biology, so obviously I've been keeping an eye out for a field that might interest me. We are currently studying Plants and Animals, and I've become hooked on Marine Invertebrates...... Sponges (Porifera) mainly. My professor jokingly said that some Biologists actually had the audacity to devote their research to sponges, and it caught my attention.... I was later talking to him, and asked him how someone would go about grad school with the eventual hopes of researching sponges and other marine invertebrates. He said that you may have to attend a grad school where a Prof already has a lab dedicated to tha area (probably few Im assuming) and follow that professor around. Is this correct? How does one break into researching a very unique or small area like Porifera? Thanks!