Xestospongia muta, the barrel sponge, may live for 100 years and grow to over
6 feet tall. While populations have declined at sites throughout the Caribbean,
they appear to be quite healthy on Little Cayman Island.
Image ID: reef3860, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection Location: Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands Photo Date: 2007 May 23 Credit: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE