Cold Seep Tube Worms

Image shows a bunch of tube worms in the deep ocean

Detailed Description

Lamellibrachia sp. tube worms at a cold seep. Gulf of Mexico. The bodies of these and other organisms near the seeps eventually form new carbonate rock formations called chemoherms. Credit: Image courtesy of Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007, NOAA-OE.


Image Dimensions: 1024 x 768

Location Taken: Gulf of Mexico, LA, US