A softball-sized sponge, along with the dark manganese-coated rock
rock on which it sat, collected from 700-ft depths off Charleston.
This melon sponge, collected from the Blake Plateau,
Image ID: expl0379, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: South Atlantic Bight, Southeast United States Photographer: Cindy Cooksey, NOAA NOS Credit: Islands in the Stream Expedition 2002. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration