In places at NW Eifuku, mussels are so dense they obscure the bottom.

At NW Eifuku volcano, mussels are so dense in some places that they obscure the bottom. The mussels are ~18 cm (7 in) long. The white galatheid crabs are ~6 cm (2.5 in) long. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.


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Submarine Ring of Fire 2004

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