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Atlantic Ocean hydrothermal vents are known for large shrimp populations, and Pacific Ocean vents for tubeworms, but both depend on chemosynthetic microbes for food, rather than on photosynthetic organisms. On a 2011 expedition to the Mid-Cayman Rise, scientists found the first Atlantic Ocean tubeworms, at the Von Damm vent site at 2300 meters depth.

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