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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn0669

Relatively fresh dead bathymodiolus mussels. Cold seep areas, like their hydrothermal counterparts, have finite lives and finite sources of chemosynthetic nutrients. When the supply is shut offf, the community dies.

Image ID: expn0669, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon
Photo Date: 20130523T062459Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 ROV Shakedown and Field Trials

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