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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn5572

Anchor spicules of a large sponge. These type of silica strands are being studied by structural engineers as their structure is remarkably strong as compared to their diameter.

Image ID: expn5572, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge
Photo Date: 20150925T203917Z
Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana

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