Image ID:29373
Common Name:Hydrothermal vent scaleworm
Scientific Name:Not available
Description:Vast quantities of deep-sea slime, such as this, have been recorded near hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise. It is probably bacterial in origin, although this has yet to be confirmed.
Location:East Pacific Rise, 2.5 kilometres deep
Keywords:Deep-sea slime, hydrothermal vent, bacteria, transparent, slimy, hand