This new species of sponge has only ever been seen twice before in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. To see it here in the Musicians Seamounts at Schumann Seamount indicates a connection between the two regions.

This new species of sponge has only ever been seen twice before in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. To see it here in the Musicians Seamounts at Schumann Seamount indicates a connection between the two regions. Image courtesy NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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