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Predatory Sponge

While most sponges are filter feeders, this sponge, seen during exploration of Wetmore Seamount, actually uses spines to capture tiny food.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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