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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1185

Mountains in the Sea Expedition 2004. A microscopic image of a large (approximately 4-inch long) Eunice norvegica worm found living within the mucus tubes woven through Lophelia coral. The iridescence is from light refraction on the cuticle secreted by the worm.

Image ID: expl1185, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: New England Seamount Chain
Photographer: Dr. Scott France

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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