Gazoontite! Time-lapse video reveals a glass sponge sneezing more than 12,000 ...

Gazoontite! Time-lapse video reveals a glass sponge sneezing more than 12,000 feet below the surface in order to expel sea particles from its inner canals Time-lapse was used to study sponges more than 12,000 feet below the surface It captured a glass sponge sneezing, which has never been witnessed  The creature expands and contracts a structure at the top of its body It does so in order to expel sea particles that made their way into its canals 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:11 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 23:11 GMT, 3 March 2020

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New time-lapse footage reveals the secret behaviors of creatures that inhabit the deep sea.

Scientists captured a glass sponge sneeze, which expands and contracts a white-glass shaped feature at the end.

Although never witnessed by human eyes, experts believe the sponge may have been irritated by the particles tossing around in the current and opened and closed canals in its bodies to expel the debris.

'Basically, there's an 'ahh' when the sponge expands and the '-choo' when it contracts those canals,' explained former Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Amanda Kahn, in a statement.

The video, released by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), was shot 12,123 feet below the surface at a deep-sea research site called Station M.

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New time-lapse footage reveals the secret behaviors of creatures that inhabit the deep sea. Scientists captured a glass sponge sneeze, which expands and contracts a white-glass shaped feature at the end

New time-lapse footage reveals the secret behaviors of creatures that inhabit the deep sea. Scientists captured a glass sponge sneeze, which expands and contracts a white-glass shaped feature at the end

Researchers at MBARI have studied the animal communities at Station M for over 30 years and the images were taken every hour over a few months, showing the expansion and contraction of the glass sponge.

'Everyone was watching sea cucumbers and

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