Collecting Deep-water Marine Sponges Using a Submarine (video) Florida Atlantic University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The deep-water marine sponge was collected using the Johnson Sea Link submarine. For years, scientists at FAU's Harbor Branch have been collecting unusual marine organisms -- many of them from deep-water habitats -- that are the source of novel natural products. The majority of samples come primarily from around the Atlantic and Caribbean; others have come from the Galapagos, western Pacific, Mediterranean, Indo-Pacific, Western Africa and the Bering Sea. Credit Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Usage Restrictions Credit: Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Share Print E-Mail 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.