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Hydrothermal Vent Life

Photo dump of some animals found at EPR 9ºN. Photos were taken by me, Lauren Dykman (WHOI), National Deep Submergence Facility, and WHOI-SSSG-MISO Facility - Dan Fornari in collaboration with Ocean Imaging Systems - Eli Perrone.


Barnacles


Squat Lobster- Munidopsis


Dumbo Octopus- Grimpoteuthis


Octopus- Benthoctopus


Fathead fish- Thermichthys hollisi


Eel Pout- Thermarces cerberus


Polychaete- Archinome rosacea


Polychaete- Branchinotogluma sandersi


Chondrophore and a close-up of its zooids from the sea surface


Bathymodiolus thermophilus


Assorted polychaetes


Anemone


Polychaete- Hesiospina vestimentifera


Giant tubeworm- Riftia pachyptila


Spirobids- Laminatubus alvini

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