An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off of chemicals in the hydrate.

An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off of chemicals in the hydrate. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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