cloud sponges

The cloud sponges scientific name is Aphrocallistes vastus. They are five feet in diameter and nearly seven feet long. They belong to a group of primitive organisms that use silica to form glass-like spicules to form the support structure of the sponge.Cloud sponges are found from Alaska to Mexico, In depths of 100 feet and even deeper. Specimens are found in the 80 - 100 depth range, but they don't seem to survive that long at the depth.