Operation Deep Slope 2007. Carbonate cap rock encrusted with sponges.
Large tube worms in lower right corner and upper left, smaller
ones seen on rock face.
Image ID: expl1753, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Credit: Image courtesy of Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007, NOAA-OE
Category: Ocean exploration/
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