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The two species of shrimp found here at NW Rota-1 volcano. The smaller, paler “Loihi” shrimp graze bacterial filaments with tiny claws like garden shears. The larger, red “alvinocarid” becomes a predator as an adult. Notice their large front claws. Video courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2006

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