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New Sponge | by NOAA Ocean Explorer
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New Sponge

This Bolosoma stalked glass sponge, seen while exploring Malulu Seamount, beginning near the summit at a depth of ~2,500 meters, may represent a new species.


Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 American Samoa.


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Taken on February 27, 2017