Stalked sponge

Stalked sponge


Small (<50 mm) egg shaped sponge anchored into the sediment with a stalk. It is white or light cream in colour. We are calling this Faroe-Shetland Channel Cold Water Sponge N. Kerry Howell at University of Plymouth has named this taxon as OTU387

Item Type:Image
Title:Stalked sponge
Copyright:Serpent Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera (Sponges)
Behaviour:Attached to sea floor
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):650
Latitude:60 deg 56' 00" N
Longitude:2 deg 53' 00" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Habitat:Temperate Gravel & Sand
Rig:Jack Bates Laggan
Project Partners:Total, Transocean, Subsea 7
ROV:Clansman 2
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:13 March 2007

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