Stove-pipe sponge bears resemblance to Cookie Monster

September 23, 2013

This stove pipe sponge was spotted off the coast of Curacao. Underwater photographer Mauricio Handler snapped this picture because it bears a striking resemblance to "Cookie Monster" from Sesame Street.

The sponge has what look like bulging "eyes" a wide mouth and a blue appearance.

But you won't find the stove pipe sponge devouring cookies-- it lives off plankton.

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