This deep green, felty inhabitant of the depths is unique to the Central Pacific Ocean. A peek into the microscope exposes its spongy secret: its dichotomous arms are totally tubular.

repeat 36"V x 53.5"H

kingdom Plantae
phylum Chlorophyta
class Bryopsidophyceae
order Bryopsidales
family Codiaceae
genus Codium
species campanulatum

collection of Peter Vroom
date June 14, 2000
location Kahakili, Maui