Bundle of Acacia Wood on Deep Seafloor (image) Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Caption This photograph shows one of 36 bundles of acacia wood that sat on the deep seafloor, 3,200 meters below the surface, for five years. The bundle is held together by a mesh bag that allows the tiny larvae of deep-sea clams and other animals to colonize the wood. Lithodid crabs crawl around the outside of the mesh. Credit (c) 2012 MBARI Usage Restrictions May only be used in conjunction with articles about the research described in this release. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.