Bivalve mollusc

The detailed structure of the sea floor (shown on this bathymetric map) includes an area within Bransfield Strait. Hook Ridge, Orca Volcano, and Three Sisters are sea-floor-spreading centers within the strait and have been recently volcanically active. The site where deep-ocean water samples were collected is also labeled. Image courtesy of Sounds of the Southern Ocean 2006.

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