deep discovery …

Carnivorous sponges have been discovered in the deep for the first time.


In the Arctic the carnivorous sponges can live in shallower waters, some 150 to 200 metres down. But in warmer oceans they are best off in deeper habitats, thriving in the abysses, in other words at least 4,000 metres below the waves.

This harp-shaped carnivorous sponge lives in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 3,000 metres. It was recently discovered by American scientists. (Photo: MBARI)

The deepest discovery of them so far is 7,700 metres down. […]

Read it all, before your next bath, suggests Sarah Hoyt, blogging at Instapundit.

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