This closeup could almost pass for a flower in your garden, but appears to be a
sponge - probably a "carnivorous sponge" of the cladorhizids. Image captured
by the Little Hercules camera at about 1000 meters depth.
Image ID: expl5560, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Photo Date: 2010 July 5 Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010