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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8297

An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.

Image ID: expl8297, 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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