Possible new sponge species named for Buster Posey

SAN FRANCISCO

The National Marine Sanctuary sent a rover into a steep underwater cliff about 10 miles west of the Farallon Islands. They came upon a possible new sponge species.

They're calling it the "catcher's mitt" sponge because they found it just as the Giants' Buster Posey hit a grand slam last week to win the series against Cincinnati.

The scientists were listening to the game as they explored the ocean depths.

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