15 Nov '11, 3am

DHI scientists rediscover a long-lost treasure: The Return of the Neptune’s Cup

DHI scientists rediscover a long-lost treasure: The Return of the Neptune’s Cup

The rediscovery of the Neptune’s Cup is special in many ways: Neptune’s Cup sponge was first described from Singapore waters, in 1822. In its mature adult form, the sponge stands over one metre in height and half a meter in diameter. Records show that mature sponges were even used a bathtubs. However, the Neptune’s Cup vanished rapidly from Singaporean waters and was last sighted in 1870. It also seemed to have disappeared from other coastal waters and was last collected off Indonesia in 1908. This led many scientists to believe that the sponge had become extinct globally.

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