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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl5160

Dying branched carnivorous sponge. The dead areas are covered by small hydroids and a few small brittle stars. The live sponge has puffy little balls with spiky appendages.

Image ID: expl5160, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 July 28
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010

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