Gallery: Life of the Costa Rica Margin Hydrothermal Seep

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Beauty of a Tube Worm

Credit: Greg Rouse/SIO
Lamellibrachia barhami, a species of tubeworm that lives at both hydrothermal vents and methane seeps. This ‘foundation’ species forms giant bushes and…Read More »

massive meadows at Jaco Scar on the Costa Rica Margin.   Less «
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