Life Thrives on the ASHES Vent

Life Thrives on the ASHES Vent

A close up of animals, including palm worms and tubeworms, on the hydrothermal chimney called Mushroom in the ASHES hydrothermal field. The image is a frame grab from video streamed during testing of the OOI-RSN high-definition video camera built by the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington. The camera has been at this site for 1 year. Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW; Dive R1730; V14.
 

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