Ocean Spongess In The United States

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Ocean sponges are one of the world’s simplest multi-cellular living organisms. Sponges grow in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Out of the over five thousand species of sponges less than twelve are actually harvested for commercial use. Most natural sponges live in the oceans and seas, but there are a few rare varieties of species that live in fresh water locations. In order to gather natural sponges specially trained divers descend into sponge-growing waters. The sponge divers take a large two-pronged hook and a string bag. The sponge industry in the United States centers near Tarpon Springs, Florida. Today’s sponge divers use modern diving equipment such as wet suits and oxygen tanks. The divers pry the sponges off of
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