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Fiery Riftia Tube Worms Near Guaymas Basin Vents

Black smoker vents. Bubbling cold seeps. Fiery Riftia tube worms. Velveteen mats of purple ciliates. Over seven dives in the Guaymas Basin of the Gulf of California, we explored a deeply diverse array of hydrothermal vent ecosystems with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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