The area ROV Deep Discoverer surveyed on Retriever Seamount had a high diversity of sponges, including this one with several crinoids using the sponge to elevate their position in the water column.

The area ROV Deep Discoverer surveyed on Retriever Seamount had a high diversity of sponges, including this one with several crinoids using the sponge to elevate their position in the water column. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts.

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