The presence of chemosynthetic tube worms at the site led scientists to believe that there was more to this site than what we could see.

The presence of chemosynthetic tube worms at the site led scientists to believe that there was more to this site than what we could see. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition.

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