The chemosynthetic community found at the second bubble target included Lamellibrachia tubeworms, Bathymodiolus mussels, Chiridota holothurians, Alvinocaris shrimp, anemones, and ophiuroids.

The chemosynthetic community found at the second bubble target included Lamellibrachia tubeworms, Bathymodiolus mussels, Chiridota holothurians, Alvinocaris shrimp, anemones, and ophiuroids. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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