The Tarpon Springs Grass Sponge is a beautiful barrel-shaped sponge found in Anclote, Florida, USA. This very typical sponge was first explored for domestic use in the 1900s by Greek divers who emigrated to the USA, and it became very popular. They started farming these sponges and now there is sustainable exploitation of this species.
The Tarpon Springs Grass Sponge is not typically used for bathing or exfoliation due to its coarse texture, but it is highly sought after for decorative purposes. It can be used to create unique and beautiful pieces of decor, adding a touch of natural beauty to any space.
One interesting fact about this sponge is that it has been found to have potential medical benefits. Some studies suggest that the sponge may have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a possible candidate for use in wound dressings and other medical applications.