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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8450

Opaepele shrimp were the only fauna (other than a single zoarcid fish) observed in May 2009 on West Mata, as shown in abundance here at Shrimp City. Temporal changes in vent community structure revealed a massive increase in the number of shrimp, as seen during this cruise near Shrimp City.

Image ID: expl8450, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

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