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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7884

Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome. This was the first time that the Little Hercules ROV had groundtruthed a methane seep that had been imaged by surface multibeam sonar. Besides bathymodiolus mussels, beautiful white and shiny snails are seen and four white chitons.

Image ID: expl7884, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, North
Photo Date: 2012 April 6
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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