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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7925

Many creatures depend on the nutrients from cold seeps. In this image are bathymodiolus mussels, white gastropods, at least five white chitons, a large round sea urchin, a white sea star, vestimentiferan tube worms, and a red crab (Chaceon quinquedens.)

Image ID: expl7925, 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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