worm colony

Tube worm colonies are associated with hydrocarbon and brine seeps in deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and occur in the deeper waters surrouding the Pinnacles. This image was taken by Dr. Sylvia Earle at 1800’ during the Islands in the Stream expedition. Image courtesy of Islands in the Stream 2001, NOAA/OER.

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Islands in the Stream: Islands

Islands in the Stream: Islands: Pinnacles

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