costa rica

The tubeworm Escarpia spicata and the seep community at 1,900 m on the Jaco Scarp off Costa Rica. Although on the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama, this community shares some similarities with those from the seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Atlantic. This picture was taken during the Meteor cruise 54. Image courtesy of German Special Program SFB 574.

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