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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7830

An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.)., hydroids ( small stalked animals), zoanthids in upper left, a scale worm in the center, and a translucent reddish shrimp in the center right. Numerous copepods are flitting about giving a snowfall appearance.

Image ID: expl7830, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Escarpment
Photo Date: 2012 March 24
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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