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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2292

This picture illustrates four common types of hard substrate at seeps: clams (white and black shells; Solemyidae: Acharax sp.), mussels (brown shells; Mytilidae: Bathymodiolus sp.); vestimentiferan tube worms (Lamellibrachia sp.); and carbonate rocks, precipitated by methanotrophic archaea.

Image ID: expl2292, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Chile Margin

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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