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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3860

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

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