Diversity in the deep sea can be amazing. In just this image, there is a glass sponge with zooanthids, octocorals, hydroids, sponges, a crinoid, brittle stars, and all the cryptofauna that we can’t see living in the rubble!

Diversity in the deep sea can be amazing. In just this image, there is a glass sponge with zooanthids, octocorals, hydroids, sponges, a crinoid, brittle stars, and all the cryptofauna that we can’t see living in the rubble! Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition.

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