Zoanthids on Hydrothermal Vent

Flower-like zoanthids, relatives of coral, carpet a hydrothermal vent. This species of zoanthid is the first ever discovered at a hydrothermal vent. See more pictures of incredible deep sea diversity at our slideshow!

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These are the first zoanthids (relatives of coral) recorded at a hydrothermal vent.

Charles Fisher, Ridge 2000 Program/ChEss, Census of Marine Life