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New carnivorous harp sponge discovered in deep sea

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You may remember the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) from such discoveries as the Yeti crab, the squid with elbows and my personal favourite, the pigbutt worm, and now they’re back with footage of a new species of carnivorous sponge. Seventeen years ago, Jean Vacelet and Nicole Boury-Esnault from the Centre of Oceanology at [...]

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