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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6087

Large clams associated with hydrothermal vent activity. Large red foot of clam is red because of intracellular hemoglobin. The foot is used to either anchor the clam in place or to move the clam about. The clams siphons are also seen in this image.

Image ID: expl6087, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2010 August 3
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010

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