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Chemo Tubeworms

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Detailed Description

Viosca Knoll is an elevated salt dome with dormant and active chemo-seeps. Where hydrocarbons are actively escaping from the substrate, dense clusters of tightly entwined vestimentiferan tubeworms grow. As the submersible approaches, it disturbs a Blackbelly Rosefish (Helicolenus dactylopterus), and a Conger Eel (Conger oceanicus).


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