This close-up could almost pass for a flower in your garden, but is actually a sponge - probably a carnivorous sponge of the Family Cladorhizidae. Image captured by the ROV camera about 3,300 feet deep.

This close-up could almost pass for a flower in your garden, but is actually a sponge - probably a carnivorous sponge of the Family Cladorhizidae. Image captured by the ROV camera about 3,300 feet deep. Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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