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Barrel Sponge - Thailand

Large barrel sponges like this one, weathered the Tsunami of 2004 much better than the surrounding fans and soft corals. But, due in part to an inexhaustible effort by the local divers here at Ao Nang, who painstakingly replaced and supported the broken fans with bamboo, the diving, and the health of the reef, is returning to its original vibrant state.

Barrel Sponge - Thailand

Large barrel sponges like this one, weathered the Tsunami of 2004 much better than the surrounding fans and soft corals. But, due in part to an inexhaustible effort by the local divers here at Ao Nang, who painstakingly replaced and supported the broken fans with bamboo, the diving, and the health of the reef, is returning to its original vibrant state.