Sponges are abundant and diverse at Mytilus Seamount. Notice this large witch’s hat sponge provides structure for numerous hexactinellid or glass sponges as well as some orange brittle stars.

Sponges are abundant and diverse at Mytilus Seamount. Notice this large “witch’s hat” sponge provides structure for numerous hexactinellid or glass sponges as well as some orange brittle stars. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

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