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How are Sponges Harvested?

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Sponges are harvested sustainably. Wool, Grass and Yellow sponges are cut from the ocean floor using a rake. Vase, finger and silk sponges are laboriously individually hand-cut. When the sponge is harvested, pieces of the sponge remain on the seabed and within a few years it grows back. Also, some pieces will break off and attach themselves to new areas and grow.