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This active hydrothermal vent was imaged for the first time during the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition. It is 30 meters high and gushes high-temperature fluid full of metal particulates. This vent is home to many different species, including Chorocaris shrimp, Munidopsis squat lobsters, Austinograea crabs, limpets, mussels, and snails.
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