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Creatures living around deep-sea vents in the South Pacific


A spider crab. Image courtesy of B. Nichols Many pink scaleworms jumbled up with silvery sand, in a green collecting pot,shortly after they have been brought onto the ship. Image courtesy of L. Podowski Pink anemones with tentacles extended, swaying in the current. Image courtesy of C. Fisher A mixture of different types of snail, photographed on board. Image courtesy of L. Podowski. Pink anemones with tentacles extended, interspersed with mussels. Image courtesy of C. Fisher. A pale tubeworm, curling round from the rock to which it is attached; photographed onboard ship. Image courtesy of L. Podowski
Close-up of deep-sea barnacles. Image courtesy of B. Nichols