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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2293

Bathymodiolid mussels and vestimentiferan tube worms, collected from a methane seep off the coast of Costa Rica, provide habitat for many associated species including the gastropods seen in this picture. Many large limpets live on the tubes and shells, where they graze on bacteria and other microbes.

Image ID: expl2293, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Chile Margin
Credit: Benjamin Grupe

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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