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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8364

An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.). Such aggregations provide habitat for smaller animals such as the small white anemones covering the tube worm tubes, and the shrimps Alvinocaris muricola. The tiny white spots all around the tubeworms are copepods, tiny swimming crustaceans.

Image ID: expl8364, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Green Canyon, Ewing Block 915
Photo Date: 2012 April 20
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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