Relatively fresh dead bathymodiolus mussels. Cold seep areas, like their
hydrothermal counterparts, have finite lives and finite sources of
chemosynthetic nutrients. When the supply is shut offf, the community dies.
Image ID: expn0669, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon Photo Date: 20130523T062459Z Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 ROV Shakedown and Field Trials