Are You Sponge-worthy?

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Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs

Harvesting sponges on the sea floor is the oldest known form of underwater diving. It’s origins come from Greece but you can still find it, albeit in small numbers, in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Once a thriving industry, the colorful town is better known for it’s multimillion dollar tourism trade.

Michael Rowe did a funny episode of “Dirty Jobs” last year describing the hardships sponge divers face including the horrendous smell that the living organism gives off when it dies.