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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8357

Globules of tar and white bacterial mat at a natural oil seep. The white specks seen above the black background are probably copepods. The bristle worm seen in image expl8356 has moved further up the mound and can be seen in the upper center of the image. This movement occurred over a period of six minutes between images.

Image ID: expl8357, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Sigsbee Escarpment
Photo Date: 2012 April 24
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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