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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1885

Scientists discovered several communities of football-sized mussels, Bathymodius brooksi, at Mississippi Canyon 853 during ALVIN dive 4178. This is the biggest B. brooksi specimen ever collected. Upon close inspection, you may be able to see stains from the oil that is sometimes found in the sediment around seeps.

Image ID: expl1885, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: Expedition to the Deep Slope/NOAA/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

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