Dr. Jim Thomas shows pieces of the just-collected Hexactinellid sponge to Dr. Jerry Harasewych, who photographs it. Dr. Thomas discovered a tiny amphipod inside the sponge. Video courtesy of Brooke et al, NOAA-OE, HBOI.

Audio portion:

Dr. Valerie Paul:  “Oh, I see, they live in there, like a ship in a bottle.”

Dr. Jim Thomas:  “Yeah, right here.”

Dr. Paul:  “Oh, and these lock in.  Cool!”

Dr. Thomas:  “So what I’m trying to do is separate this chamber out and then go over and take a picture.”

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