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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn4457

A finger sponge (Walteria sp.) with numerous protruding appendages serving as habitat for brittle stars. The slimy stuff on the left of the image appears to be anchor lines for a benthic siphonophore.

Image ID: expn4457, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge
Photo Date: 20150811T194654Z
Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana

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