Image: Tubeworms inhabiting a deep-sea hydrothermal vent along the East Pacific Rise.
Caption: In 1977, geologists aboard the submersible “Alvin” from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute discovered the 1st hydrothermal vents containing a rich, never before seen biological community on the Galapagos Rift. There are still many unknowns about vent ecology. Tubeworms inhabiting a deep-sea hydrothermal vent along the East Pacific Rise. This image was recorded at 9°North during a National Science Foundation-supported R/V Atlantis Voyage with Dr. Richard Lutz of Rutgers University as the Chief Scientist and using a high-definition video system.
Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Credit: Image courtesy of Richard A. Lutz, Rutgers University, Stephen Low Productions, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
NSF Funded: No
Researchers there may be funded, but not the facility.
NSF permission to use: yes
In Image Library: Yes
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