A community of seep tubeworms (Lamellibrachia) was discovered at the rocky foot
of the West Florida Escarpment near De Soto Canyon. These tubeworms thrive
on chemical nutrients (e.g., hydrogren sulfide) seeping through the sediments
below them. This tubeworm bush hosted anemones, Alvinocaris shrimp, hydroids,
white octocorals seen on the tubes, and galatheid crabs and mussels (dead).