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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A brown colored Giant Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia muta) along with a Common Sea Fan, various other sponges and the odd fish in a caribbean coral reef scene on the Breakers Reef system off the coast of West Palm Beach in Florida, USA.
There has been a large reduction in the number of Giant Barrel Sponges in Florida in the past few years with most of the large specimans disappearing.

· Date: Sun June 11, 2006 · Reference ID: 619/22006-05-16-07-21-42 · Views: 3941 ·
Keywords: Xestospongia muta demospongia octocorals gorgonian atlantic caribbean wide angle large healthy octocoral scenic butterflyfish butterfly fish
Additional Categories: General Wide Angles - Tropical Caribbean and Atlantic


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