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Pescadero Basin: Matterhorn Vent Tube Worms

True to its name, the Matterhorn vent site towers above the seafloor, topped with a coppery crop of Oasisia tube worms. This dense chemosynthetic community was one of several we surveyed during the week-long Pescadero Basin Expedition in the Gulf of California with research partners at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Dalio Explore Fund.