Deep Sea Inhabitants (IMAGE) Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Caption Sampling in the DISCOL area. Some larger animals recover faster than microbes. However, especially organisms living attached to manganese nodules, such as this stalked sponge, might be very vulnerable. Credit ROV-Team/GEOMAR Usage Restrictions Only to be used in the context of this publication and citing the correct copyright. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.