A harp or a delicate candelabra? but beware to any crustacean that gets too close: The so-called "harp sponge" will snare and slowly digest you before you know it. First found 2-mile down in waters off the central California coast. The candelabralike branches of the limbs may help maximize how many shrimplike critters these carnivorous sponges catch.
Sustainable sea sponge. ...with local Micronesian fishers and the Marine Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei. Ultra-soft, gentle and sustainably harvested sea sponges (Cosinoderma matthewsi). Grown by fishing families, our natural sea sponges are reusable, biodegradable and resistant to mold and mildew. Healthy and environmentally friendly alt to synthetic sponges. Helps supply an intl mkt and alt livelihood for Micronesian fisher/famers to reduce their overfishing of coral reefs.