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Deep Sea Vents: Science at the Extreme



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Worms and Crab
Photograph by Emory Kristof

Draped like limp pasta over seafloor rocks, soft-bodied members of the worm family Enteropneusta attract attention from an armor-plated galatheid crab. These “spaghetti worms” live on the cooler periphery of hydrothermal vents, where changes in water temperature and chemistry are less frequent and less dramatic than at the superhot core.



Camera: HDTV camera specially packaged by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Film Type: HDTV
Lens: non-zoom
Speed and F Stop: n/a
Weather Conditions: 8,500 feet (2,600 meters) underwater, dark and wet
Time of Day: irrelevant
Lighting Techniques: 400-watt HMI lights manufactured by Deep Sea Power and Lights.




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