Riftia tube worms colonize diffuse vent habitats between broken pieces of lava.
Shimmering venting warm fluid is seen emanating upward through the tube worms.
Image ID: expl6555, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2011 July 22
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011
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