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At the experiment site at the Tica Vent on the East Pacific Rise in 2004, basalt panels were placed in the center of a tubeworm colony.

Seafloor Settlers

At the experiment site at the Tica Vent on the East Pacific Rise, basalt panels were placed in the center of a tubeworm colony to see if larvae would settle there. (Photo by Stace Beaulieu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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