A likely new yellow species of pheronematid, possibly Poliopogon, sponge was observed during the final minutes of the dive at approximately 2,515 meters (8,250 feet) depth.

A likely new yellow species of pheronematid, possibly Poliopogon, sponge was observed during the final minutes of the dive at approximately 2,515 meters (8,250 feet) depth. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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