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Contact: Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Tiny, But Diverse

Caption: Small marine animals called macrofauna -- snails, worms, clams, and other creatures no bigger than a pencil eraser -- live and feed in the seafloor sediment.

Credit: Craig McClain

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