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

Figure 3. Marine sponges come in varying shapes and sizes — more than 9,000 species have been described worldwide. Gulf and Caribbean species include, from left, Forcepia, vase, finger, brown tube, and fire sponges. (From left to right, photos by Harbor Branch Oceanographic, Florida Sea Grant, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and Florida Sea Grant.)