deep sea mussel bed

Mussel bed habitat of the Florida Escarpment seep site. Trochid gastropods and an occasional anemone take up residence on the shells. A purple sea cucumber lurks in the upper right-hand corner. Photo taken using I. Macdonald camera system. Image courtesy of Deep East 2001, NOAA/OER.

Related Links

Deep East 2001

Deep East: The Complexity of Life

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery