A lone sponge and thousands of barnacles are seen in this cobble bottom area.
The barnacles seem to thrive in distinct lineal patterns and do not
cover the seafloor here randomly.
Image ID: expl5666, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 July 30
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010
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