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The glass sponge Farrea occa, a reefbuilding species, forms a six-foot-high perch for squat lobsters in Hecate Strait, off the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Glass sponges are suspension feeders that use the silica dissolved in seawater to manufacture their skeletal structure.

Sally Leys/Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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The glass sponge Farrea occa, a reefbuilding species, forms a six-foot-high perch for squat lobsters in Hecate Strait, off the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Glass sponges are suspension feeders that use the silica dissolved in seawater to manufacture their skeletal structure.

Sally Leys/Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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The glass sponge Farrea occa, a reefbuilding species, forms a six-foot-high perch for squat lobsters in Hecate Strait, off the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Glass sponges are suspension feeders that use the silica dissolved in seawater to manufacture their skeletal structure.

Sally Leys/Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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