University of North Carolina researcher Lindsey Deignan helped study giant barrel sponges off Key Largo. A new study found the sponges have increased by 122 percent over the last 12 years.
University of North Carolina researcher Lindsey Deignan helped study giant barrel sponges off Key Largo. A new study found the sponges have increased by 122 percent over the last 12 years. JR Pawlik University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science
University of North Carolina researcher Lindsey Deignan helped study giant barrel sponges off Key Largo. A new study found the sponges have increased by 122 percent over the last 12 years. JR Pawlik University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science

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