This large rippled sponge, approximately four meters (13.1 feet) in length, looks to be the same animal discovered during the <em>Okeanos Explorer</em> 2015 Hohonu Moana expedition. It may be in the hexactinellid family Rossellidae and subfamily Lanuginellinae. The sponge was found at 2,150 meters (7,054 feet).

This large rippled sponge, approximately four meters (13.1 feet) in length, looks to be the same animal discovered during the Okeanos Explorer 2015 Hohonu Moana expedition. It may be in the hexactinellid family Rossellidae and subfamily Lanuginellinae. The sponge was found at 2,150 meters (7,054 feet). Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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