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Deep-sea glass sponge
Image ID: 29390
Common Name: Deep-sea glass sponge
Scientific Name: Hexactinellid sponge
Location: East Pacific Rise, 2.5 kilometres deep
Description: Part of a large glass sponge colony growing on the Pacific's mid-ocean ridge. The glass spicules are sharp and can cause irritation on contact with human skin.
Keywords: Deep-sea glass sponge, Hexactinellid sponge, mid-ocean ridge, glass spicules, Porifera, Hexactinellida,
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