Extensive beds of siboglinid polychaetes provide a habitat for many animals.
These siboglinids have lost both their mouth and anus and live off of energy
which symbiotic bacteria provide.
Image ID: expl2291, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Chile Margin
Category: Ocean exploration/
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