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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8288

A closer view of the large fish (perhaps a cusk eel) and the methane hydrates seen in the previous image. The methane hydrates are colonized by hundreds of ice worms, the brown objectsseen throughout the readily identifiable pattern of the hydrates at this cold seep site.

Image ID: expl8288, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome
Photo Date: 2012 April 12
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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