A Red Cup Sponge, yellow Crinoids, and Gorgonians,
|* A strikingly beautiful marine habitat.
Dominant is the Red Cup Sponge (Mycale sp.). This sponge
appears glossy black till illuminated by the underwater strobe. Directly
above the sponge are the yellow-gold arms of the Crinoid (Nemaster rubiginosa).
Along the right of the image is a large unidentified Gorgonian with
In the right background can be seen a Sea Feather (Pseudopterogorgia
sp.), and to the bottom left is a Rope Sponge, perhaps (Haliclona
hogarthii). The touch of green is Deep-reef algae (Halimeda
North Wall, Grand Cayman Island - Depth 125 feet or 38 meters - Time 10:30 am