Globules of tar and white bacterial mat at a natural oil seep. The white specks
seen above the black background are probably copepods. In the left upper
center a bristleworm is crawling over the bacterial mat.
Image ID: expl8356, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Sigsbee Escarpment
Photo Date: 2012 April 24
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition
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