larval settlement platforms

The larval settlement platforms deployed by the sub at the edge of the brine pool. These cages were filled with living mussels, mussel shells, or were empty. This was to test the settlement preferences of the seep mussel, Bathymodiolus childressi. Image courtesy of Gulf of Mexico 2002, NOAA/OER.

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