A site at Fonualei Rift revealed large expanses of dead mussel shells   (the majority with valves closed) and gastropods and shells at the base   of several sulfide chimneys.

A site at Fonualei Rift revealed large expanses of dead mussel shells (the majority with valves closed) and gastropods and shells at the base of several sulfide chimneys. Image courtesy of MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA-Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

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