Orange Cup Sponges (Mycale sp.) with Sea Feathers on the Great North Wall at Grand Cayman Island.
Depth 125 feet or 38 meters
|* This habitat was on an exposed,
nearly vertical wall. Most noticeable was the Orange Cup Sponges
(Mycale sp.) and pale bluish Sea Feathers (Pseudopterogorgia
sp.). On the wall are scattered Red Encrusting sponge, purple
Calcerous Algae, and other unidentified algae. We have noted that
The Orange Cup Sponge often plays host to the the Black Brittle Star (Ophiothrix sp.),
especially at deeper sites (1).
North Wall at Grand Cayman Island - Depth 125 feet or 38 meters - Time 10:15 am