Red Cup Sponges (Mycale sp.) beside an unidentified Gorgonian, along with some yellowish Fire Coral.
North Wall, Cayman Island - Depth 140 feet or 43 meters
|* The Red Cup Sponges (Mycale sp.) we consider the jewels of the deep walls of the Cayman Islands. Here we have a trio beside an unidentified Gorgonian with large polyps; along with yellowish Fire Coral. Just visible are the arms of a Brittle Star, most likely (Ophiothrix swensonii.) Look closely at the rims of the sponges, and see if you can see a trace of a transparent, glassy lip.|