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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1243

Galapagos 2005 Expedition. Hydrothermal vents expel large amounts of energy and chemicals that provide nourishments for chemosynthetic communities. A higher density of crabs, worms, anemones, microbes and fish can be seen on this patch of seafloor near a vent site than on the seafloor farther away.

Image ID: expl1243, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: UCSB, Univ. S. Carolina, NOAA, WHOI.

Category: Ocean exploration/

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