I remember as a kid seeing a movie about sponge divers called ” Beneath the 12 Mile Reef” with Robert Wagner and Gilbert Roland. It was set in Tarpon Springs Florida.
When we visited Tarpon Springs I was surprised to see the sponge business thriving thinking sponges were all manufactured in factories today. It turns out the natural sponges are still considered superior by artists and make up professionals and although more expensive still high in demand.
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