Small Chimlets at Base of Mushroom Vent

Small Chimlets at Base of Mushroom Vent

Small sulfide chimneys vent high temperature fluids at the base of the Mushroom sulfide edifice. Dense tubeworm (red plumes), palm worm (brown red plumes), and limpet macrofaunal assemblages completely cover most of the edifice. VISIONS '13, Leg 4

Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF.

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