This crazy looking creature is a carniverous sponge. Most people do not think of sponges as living organisms, but they are one of the most primitive animals.

This crazy-looking creature is a carniverous sponge. Most people do not think of sponges as living organisms, but they are one of the most primitive animals. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.

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