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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6594

Closeup of a Riftia tube worm's red gas exchange or 'plume' extending from its tube. The blurring to the left and right is caused by the vent fluids actively mixing with the seawater.

Image ID: expl6594, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2011 July 23
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

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