Small Smoker Spouts on Mushroom

Small Smoker Spouts on Mushroom

Small spigots on the ~4 m tall vent called Mushroom issue clear high temperature fluids. Healthy communities of sulfideworms and tubeworms cover the outer surfaces of the chimney.  The tubeworms have no mouth or anus, but their tubes are filled with symbiotic microorganims that process carbon which sustains the worms.

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