Tendril sponge--images

Posted by Neil McDaniel on Mar 4, 2012 - 8 comments

"A picture's worth..." Further to my previous post about the unusual TENDRIL SPONGE, here are a couple of pictures. These were taken in Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia, about 80 feet deep. Keep in mind that these are tiny creatures... the basal, attached part of the sponge is only about 6 mm in diameter.

The bottom picture is a slight enlargement so that the shape and texture of the basal part can been seen better.

How about that for a bizarre-looking sponge? I will post further information as we learn more about this strange and seemingly rare creature.