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Purple Sponge Encrusting Seaweed

Description:

Pale purple sponge encrusting some seaweed that washed up on the beach. It was the only sponge and the only seaweed I found here, so I'm thinking that maybe the sponge made the seaweed more buoyant so it could wash ashore.

Habitat:

It was halfway up the shoreline of this beach made up of mostly empty oyster shells and lime rock near lots of mangroves

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Machi
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Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 23, 2020
Submitted on Feb 2, 2020

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