Glass sponges can provide habitat and protection for small organisms like this shrimp, observed at a depth of 3,146 meters (1.95 miles).

Glass sponges can provide habitat and protection for small organisms like this shrimp, observed at a depth of 3,146 meters (1.95 miles). Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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