Scientists Just Discovered 3 New Kinds of Carnivorous Sponge in The Deep Ocean

Date: January 18, 2021

Source: ScienceAlert
Author: Jacinta Bowler

Even though we know the deep sea is weird, ‘carnivorous sea sponges’ still sound like something from a sci-fi movie. And yet, researchers just announced the discovery of three new such species off the coast of Australia.

Go a few hundred metres deep into the ocean, and it starts to look like you’re in a whole new world: From a creature that looks like a sea star crossed with an octopus, to shark-devouring fish, to carnivorous sponges we’ve never seen before.

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