Barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta)--these sponges may live for 100 years and grow to over 18 meters tall

Barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta)--these sponges may live for 100 years and grow to over 18 meters tall
Photographer: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-Ocean ExplorerRights holder: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-Ocean Explorer

From NOAA-Ocean Explorer website:

"The barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta) may live for 100 years and grow to over 6 ft (18.m) tall. While populations have declined at sites throughout the Caribbean, they appear to be quite healthy on Little Cayman Island."