Venus flower basket


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Venus flower basket

or Ve·nus' flower basket  (vē′nəs, vē′nə-sĭz) also Ve·nus's flower basket (-nə-sĭz)
n.
Any of several sponges of the genus Euplectella, living in deep marine waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans and having a cylindrical skeleton of glassy intricate latticework.
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Commonly known as the Venus Flower Basket, it has an intricate cylindrical mesh-like skeleton of glassy silica and a pair of mating shrimp often lives inside it.
Maybe we can learn how to improve on existing commercial fiber from studying these fibers of the Venus Flower Basket," she said.
By studying the Venus Flower Basket, we are learning about low-cost ways of forming complex optical materials at low temperatures.