So 883 posts ago, I shared this picture in a post titled Space Junk.
It's actually the remains of the Aegir Habitat that was brought to St Croix from Hawaii to replace the Aquarius underwater habitat that was being moved to Florida. Apparently funding was lost and Aegir ended up being scuttled in the early 80's.
Tonight while trying to be quiet so as not to disturb Lisa's Dengue Fever induced napping, I found pictures
A 1912 text called The Spider Book noted: "A remarkable feature of the webs of this species is the frequent occurrence in them of series of flocculent tufts of silk attached to either the radii or to some of the foundation lines. These tufts are composed of a mass of fine threads, like those of which a stabilimentum is made."