Snails, commonly referred to as hairy snails, clustered on a sulfide chimney at Fonualei Rift.

Snails, commonly referred to as hairy snails, clustered on a sulfide chimney at Fonualei Rift. Image courtesy of MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA-Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

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