This bed of mussels (Bathymodiolus childressi), located beneath a carbonate ledge, shows tubeworms sticking up through cracks in the carbonate at 2,200 m depth in Alaminos Canyon. Note the sea cucumber swimming away after being disturbed by the submersible. Image courtesy of Chuck Fisher.

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