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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gulf sponge washed ashore

While walking the Gulf Coast, we spotted this sponge washed ashore. Very unique looking almost resembling the human brain. It has a beauty in itself, with the shape and shells tossed through it. I've never seen one like this.

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Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Dunedin, Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Colleen Sharp