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Glass Sponge | by NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research
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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.


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Taken on May 1, 2018