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
• High Resolution Photo Available