This Sponge Near The Hawaiian Islands Might Be Bigger Than Your Car
Its size isn't the only thing of note.By Ryan Biek | May 30, 2016
There's a sponge the size of a minivan 7,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface.
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discovered the largest-known sponge near the Hawaiian Islands. It is nearly 12 feet long and 7 feet wide.
It's unclear how old it is, but other huge sponges in much shallower waters are believed to live more than 2,300 years.