tubeworm bush on deck looking like a bunch of sticks

A tubeworm bush sitting on the deck of the ship. You can see how this may have been misidentified as a “bunch of sticks” before we knew what they were. Image courtesy of Gulf of Mexico 2002, NOAA/OER.

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