Life on a Syntactic Foam Island

Life on a Syntactic Foam Island

Life thrives on the Shallow Profiler Mooring platforms at 200 m beneath the oceans' surface. This 12 ft across mooring platform is coated in dense communities of very large anenomes, small pink sea urchins, feathery brown crinoids , and small crabs and shrimp...the closer you look the more you see. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/Jason.

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