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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn4474

This huge sponge is perhaps two meters across and more than a meter high. Note the red dots in the center of the image that are 10 cm apart. A large white sea star is seen on the right bottom of the sponge and a few brittle stars in the top center of the image. A few dead sponges and what appears to be one of the large oyster-shell looking sponges also occur in the image.

Image ID: expn4474, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Hawaii, Bank 9 North
Photo Date: 20150812T225037Z
Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana

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