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Cold Seeps


Gas seep at a depth of 2,860 meters in the Arabian Sea

Methane bubbles released at a carbonate chimney 260 meters below the surface of the Black Sea

Bacterial mats in the Arabian Sea, 730 meters below the surface

Countless white crabs and blue mussels at a cold seep in the Arabian Sea at a depth of 1,470 meters

Beard worms at Amsterdam Mud Volcano in the eastern Mediterranean at a depth of 1,800 meters

Crabs, shrimp and mussels in a beard-worm colony at 3,100 meters in the Atlantic off West Africa