26th November: Even more Sponges!!

I’ve had a few requests (mostly from other sponge enthusiasts!) for an update after my blog earlier in the cruise.  I can confirm that we’ve been successful in sampling lots of types of sponge from the different locations, all the way from tiny blobs growing on corals, all the way up to giants shaped like ear and fans!  Here are a couple of photos from Isis showing some of the different sponges we found at our last sample site, Vayda Seamount.

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Fan-shaped Sponge. Photo taken by: ROV ISIS.

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Ear-shaped sponge. Photo by: ROV ISIS.

Blog Written By: Kate Hendry  

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