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Image : Geology & Geophysics


This photo was taken in 2011 at the moment scientists first saw tubeworms and vent shrimp living at the same hydrothermal vent, at the Mid-Cayman Rise. Finding these two animals together in Caribbean raises questions about the evolution of vent communities in the Caribbean Sea, lying between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Last updated: July 6, 2012
 


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