bottom biota

Still image taken by the Medea camera sled showing vent organisms on the seafloor. The images taken by the still camera on the photo sled are much higher resolution than the video feed, enabling scientists on board to see smaller features in greater detail, such as the galatheid crab (also called “squat lobster”) and mussel shells thought to be seen in this image. Image courtesy of UCSB, Univ. S. Carolina, NOAA, WHOI.

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