The sediment trap is hauled back to the surface after chronicling the flow of sediment and biological material for a 10 month period, roughly 1,500 feet deep.

Close up image of a clump of mussels. Forming dense beds, deep-sea mussels are often early colonizers at cold seeps. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.


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