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An extraordinary biological community dominated by a very large and densely populated bed of hydrothermal mussels exists at NW Eifuku volcano. Other vent animals at the hot springs include crabs, shrimp, scale worms, and limpets. Video courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.


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