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Explore Sea Carnivorous, Carnivorous Sponges and more!

This close-up could almost pass for a flower in your garden, but appears to be a sponge - probably a “carnivorous sponge" of the cladorhizids. Image captured by the ROV camera around 1000m...

Venus Flower Basket- sponge skeleton made from glass

euplectella are tubular sponges composed of a delicate network of glassy spicules.