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...

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...

stunning photographs of deep sea creatures by Alexander Semenov

Rare Photos of Beautiful Underwater Creatures

The Demosponge is the largest class in the phylum Porifera. Their skeletons are made of spicules consisting of fibers of the protein sponge, the mineral silica, or both. They have a different shape than the glass sponge. These sponges are commonly known for being large. they can reproduce both sexually and a sexually.

The Demosponge is the largest class in the phylum Porifera. Their skeletons are made of spicules consisting of fibers of the protein sponge, the mineral silica, or both. They have a different shape than the glass sponge. These sponges are commonly known for being large. they can reproduce both sexually and a sexually.

a sea worm that feasts on dead whales. These deep-sea siboglinid polychaete worms, are alo called boneworms, zombie worms, or bone-eating worms.

a sea worm that feasts on dead whales. These deep-sea siboglinid polychaete worms, are alo called boneworms, zombie worms, or bone-eating worms.

Sponges. The only animals without true tissues.

Sponges. The only animals without true tissues.

The Predatory tunicate is normally found in deep sea canyons where it spends its life, mouth wide open, waiting for small animals and plankton to swim into it.

The Predatory tunicate is normally found in deep sea canyons where it spends its life, mouth wide open, waiting for small animals and plankton to swim into it.

if sponges are mashed up together and left in salt water they will eventually put themselves back together.

if sponges are mashed up together and left in salt water they will eventually put themselves back together.

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