NOAA Photo Library Banner
Takes you to the Top Page Takes you to the About this Site page. Takes you to the Contacts page. Takes you to the HELP page. Takes you to the Credits page. Takes you to the Collections page. Takes you to the search page. Takes you to the Links page.

NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2365

A cold seep community of tube worms, squat lobster, white shrimp, and mussel shells. The tubeworms mine for sulfide in the carbonate substrate with their roots. The sulfide is metabolized by bacteria living in the tubeworms, and the energy produced sustains both organisms. It is a classic symbiotic relationship.

Image ID: expl2365, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Credit: Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available





Publication of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA),
NOAA Central Library
NOAA Privacy Policy | NOAA Disclaimer
Last Updated:
April 30, 2013