Friday, June 15, 2012

New species: strange and beautiful sponge

A new species from 950 meters down, this sponge's silicon strucure makes it reminiscent of abstract scuplture in glass... but even more beautiful. 

Sponge picture: a new deep-sea species found during a recent expedition


Debz Fiedler said...

When I view this beautiful silicone-based creature, I can't help wondering if it perceives us as "ugly bags of mostly water..."

Matt Bille said...

Well, if we can appreciate the beauty of another species, perhaps it can do the same for us :)