Monday, January 18, 2016

Tube Sponge?

As some of our readers noticed, I was off the island for a couple of months this winter (I was in Berlin, trying to improve my German). When I returned home last week I noticed that someone had left what looks like a tube sponge in my yard by my front steps.

The item is flexible, but not especially fragile. Can any of our readers provide a more precise identification of this marine specimen?

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Capt. Horatio Williams and his schooner, the Paragon. You can read the story here:


  1. I was in Bonn, Germany back in September. Had a wonderful stay and met some great people.

  2. Anonymous10:33 AM

    The North Carolina center for Marine science and technology in Moorehead City has a Facebook page. Perhaps if you contact this organization through social media they would respond. Maybe one of your readers active on social media could contact them and link to your post the questions could be answered. DD

  3. Anonymous1:22 PM

    for the 10th time, Philip went out of the country!

  4. Anonymous3:15 PM

    if I had to guess I'd say be probably went to close am I?