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Mussel beds at hydrothermal vent

Mussel beds at hydrothermal vent

Cover art for Nature Journal depicting mussel beds at a deep water hydrothermal vent. With mussel species Bathymodiolus, shrimp species Rimicaris exoculata and crab species Segonzacia mesatlantica. Also depicted is the shimmering water effect found where the extremely hot water released from the vents meets the cool surrounding water.

Mussel beds at hydrothermal vent
Original artwork for Nature cover