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Glass Sponge

This glass sponge, observed at 2,280 meters (~7,480 feet) in the Gulf of Mexico, was host to many other organisms, including brittle stars, a gooseneck barnacle, an amphipod, a polychete worm, and a squat lobster.

 

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2018.

 

Learn more about the expedition here: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1803/welcom...

 

[Source: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1803/dailyu...]

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Taken on May 1, 2018