Clusters of live bathymodiolus mussels were encountered by Deep Discoverer (D2)
at seep sites south of Nantucket. White cottony coating on some of the mussel
shells is from bacteria.
Image ID: expn0708, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters
Photo Date: 20130711T180204Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition
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