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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2366

A black smoker community comprised of giant red tubeworms and hundreds of squat lobsters. This vent is located in Strawberry Fields of the Main Endeavour hydrothermal field on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Vibrant colonies of tube worms with red gills thrive on this vent which is predominantly composed of iron- and sulfur-bearing minerals.

Image ID: expl2366, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: University of Washington; NOAA/OAR/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

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