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Tubeworm Metropolis

While exploring Dauphin Dome, we encountered this chemosynthetic community of copepods, shrimp, and other life thriving around a bush of Lamellibrachia sp. tubeworms.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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