Stalked barnacles at Kilo Moana vent field

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Stalked barnacles at Kilo Moana vent field


Credits:  Dr. Chuck Fisher (Penn State)

Several stalked barnacles, <i>Vulcanolepas osheai</i>, on the side of a "cool" hydrothermal chimney at the Kilo Moana vent field on the North Eastern Lau Spreading Center. Since these organisms do not move, they extend arm-like appendages out of their shells to catch food.

Altitude

-2628.0000m
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