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Deep-sea Pompeii Worm
Image ID: 29527
Common Name: Deep-sea Pompeii Worm
Scientific Name: Alvinella pompejana
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: A pompeii worm in its papery tube. Many such tubes form honeycomb-like structures near the tips of black smoker chimneys in the deep sea.
Keywords: Alvinella, Alvinella caudata, annelid, deep-sea pompeii worm, hydrothermal vent worm, black smoker worm, tube-worm, extreme temperature, bacterial symbionts
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