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Deep-Sea Explorers May Have Spotted The World's Oldest Living Animal

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a news release about the discovery of a sea sponge which may be one of the world's oldest living animals.

The largest sea sponge known in the world has been documented in a recently published study.
The organism is believed to be around 12 feet by 7 feet or, as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration describes in an article, “the size of a minivan.” 
It was found during one of the agency’s deep-water expeditions last year around the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the Hawaiian Islands, according to New Scientist. 

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