Minivan-Sized Sponge Is Largest Ever Found | Video

Deep within one of the one of the largest marine conservation areas, known as the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, the 12 foot long and 7 feet wide sponge was found using a NOAA  remote operated vehicle (ROV).  It was located at a depth of 7000 feet.

credit : NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i