Tag: Tubeworms

Limpets and Scale Worms

Community structure on the 16 m-tall hydrothermal structure 'El Guapo' changes with height above seafloor. Here, limpets, red scale worms and blue protists (ciliates) colonize the outer sulfide walls of the structure. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI, V18.

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Life on El Guapo

Near the summit of the ~16 m-tall El Guapo chimney, sulfide worms  and tubeworms colonize the younger part of the new sulfide growth. Credit: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI, V18.

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Tube Worm Bush 2011 Flow

A dense colony of tube worms awash in warm diffusely venting fluids grow on the April 2011 lava flow at the summit of Axial Seamount. UW/OOI-NSF/WHOI; J2-980; V17.

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Beautiful Tubeworms

A lush community of vibrant red tube worms grows on a < 1 m tall black smoker chimney in the ASHES hydrothermal field. The tube worms, which are hosted in white housings about the diameter of your small finger,  are intergrown with brown palm worms.Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1835; V15.

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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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