The vast mussel community was found on flat bottom as well as on rocks rising a meter or more off the seafloor.

The vast mussel community was found on flat bottom as well as on rocks rising a meter or more off the seafloor.Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2013 - Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.

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