A basaltic andesite rock at NW Eifuku is covered with Shinkailepas limpets and thousands of their tiny egg capsules (white dots).  One side note about these limpets: like the mussels at NW Eifuku, these limpets had paper thin shells!

A basaltic andesite rock at NW Eifuku is covered with Shinkailepas limpets and thousands of their tiny egg capsules (white dots).  One side note about these limpets: like the mussels at NW Eifuku, these limpets had paper thin shells! Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 - Ironman, NSF/NOAA, Jason, Copyright WHOI.

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