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University at Buffalo

Rhabdopleurid Colony

Caption: This is a colony of A Rhabdopleura compacta. Rhabdopleurids, which have lived at the ocean bottom for some 500 million years, build such colonies from collagen they secrete.

Credit: University of Edinburgh

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