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SGEF-169: Florida's Marine Sponges: Exploring the Potential and Protecting the Resource

Figure 2. John Stevely (left) and Don Sweat, are Florida Sea Grant Extension faculty who have conducted long-term research on Florida's sponge populations. Commercial sponge divers embraced their recommendation to cut, rather than tear sponges during harvest to promote regeneration. The measure is now state law. (UF/IFAS photo by Tom Wright.)