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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6966

"Chemosynthetic" shrimp and tubeworms observed at a hydrothermal field. These animals, relying on symbiotic chemosynthetic bacteria, derive energy from chemical processes occurring at hydrothermal vents or seeps on the seafloor, unlike most other life on Earth which relies upon energy from the sun and is termed photosynthetic life.

Image ID: expl6966, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise
Photo Date: 2011 August
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011

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