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Dive 12: Munchies

During the dive on Mussorgsky Seamount, the Okeanos team encountered this crab which appeared to be eating a sponge. The structural elements of most sponges are made of silica, the same material glass is made of, so a sponge doesn't seem like a tasty, or highly digestible, choice for a meal.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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