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Deep-sea Pompeii Worm
Image ID: 29328
Common Name: Deep-sea Pompeii Worm
Scientific Name: Alvinella pompejana
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: The large Pompeii worm, Alvinella, tolerates temperatures nearly high enough to boil water. It lives on hydrothermal vent chimneys (black smokers).
Keywords: Alvinella, Alvinella caudata, annelid, deep-sea pompeii worm, hydrothermal vent worm, black smoker worm, tube-worm, extreme temperature, bacteria, symbionts
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